The sun comes up every new day without fail.
A great blessing that I am given another 24 hours to live.
Another full day to enjoy the blessings of life.
And often, I take the day for granted as though it were an entitlement.
As my life unfolds before me, I get so used to certain things:
the air that I breathe, the light that brings me energy,
the love of people around me, the community in which I live.
I often forget that it takes a whole community for me to live.
I may be gone tomorrow and a few people will miss me.
These are the people who have been part of my life, and I theirs.
I also often take them for granted.
There are times I even barely notice them
The greatest love is found not in epic stories
but in the ordinariness of everyday life.
People imagine all of the universe starting with the Big Bang.
The real miracle of creation is the everyday unfolding of life.
It took billions of years before man came into being.
Nature is never in a hurry but eventually everything gets done.
I do not know how many more years I have to live.
I live my life day by day and just marvel and watch
as the miracle of life gradually unfolds and unravels.
Lord, in your great love, answer me. Psalm 69
Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue.
They were astonished and said,
“Where did this man get such wisdom and mighty deeds?
Is he not the carpenter’s son?
Is not his mother named Mary
and his brothers James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas?
Are not his sisters all with us?
Where did this man get all this?”
And they took offense at him.
But Jesus said to them,
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place
and in his own house.”
And he did not work many mighty deeds there
because of their lack of faith.