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Devotion: Why Was I Given This Day?

This devotion was shared by NLC bass Tim Sheie prior to rehearsal on January 13th.

If you have not already encountered the Irish writer John O’Donohue, I recommend him to you.  From one of his meditations on blessing, let’s set aside tonight’s preparations for a moment, quiet ourselves down and reflect on the day:

 

What dreams did I create last night?

Where did my eyes linger today?

Where was I blind?

Where was I hurt without anyone noticing?

What did I learn today?

What did I read?

What new thoughts visited me?

What differences did I notice in those closest to me?

Whom did I neglect?

Where did I neglect myself?

What did I begin today that might endure?

How were my conversations?

What did I do today for the poor and the excluded?

Did I remember the dead today?

Where could I have exposed myself to the risk of something different?

Where did I allow myself to receive love?

With whom today did I feel most myself?

What reached me today?  How deep did it imprint?

Who saw me today?

What did I avoid today?

 

And... from the evidence, why was I given this day?

 

The Lord be with you.