Can you approach your chores today as a meditation?
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Transcript of Video:
One of the words which we Brothers use very frequently is invitation and we’re always asking ourselves, “So what’s the invitation here?” Believing that life by nature is an invitation and it’s God’s invitation to participate in life, in God’s life.
I think certainly in a Monastery, and it’s probably true in your own life, a huge percentage of the day is tedious. We’re not climbing the spiritual mountains we’re washing the dishes, petting the dog, you know, cutting the grass, washing the clothes, getting from point A to point B. Most of life is that. And so I would say it’s in those contexts which may not be completely apparent. What is this to be about that we should be asking the question what’s the invitation here. What is the invitation in this moment?
It may be you’re passing by people on the street, you’re walking or you’re on a bus or a subway, you’re in commuter traffic, and you’re seeing people sitting beside you or seeing people through car windows. What are you seeing? Can you put a blessing on them? Can you radiate God’s light and life and love onto their being. We’re on this perpetual mission field that God is with us always and we would not want to miss a moment of life. If God is really present to us in the face and form of Jesus, Jesus is going to be really present to us in every passing moment. What is the invitation now?
– Br. Curtis Almquist