by Laura Passard Yurko
I'm not sure if it's my age, my stage in life, the weekly reflection time I get at Moms Group or a combination of those things but I'm finally living in a place of awareness and fulfillment with the here and now. I've spent a lifetime dreaming and wishing and praying for certain things to happen. And, for the most part, they have. But the majority of the time I've been so focused on the end result that I haven't take the time to truly appreciate what is happening right now - to see who and what are right in front of me.
In the Gospel this week Luke shares a story of Jesus curing 10 lepers but only one returns to thank him. Though we are always encouraging our children to say "thank you", do we always remember to do so? Do we say it enough? To the people in our lives? For the people in our lives? For what we have already - the things we take for granted?
God does not only exists in church or in Heaven. We don't have to wait until the end of our lives to meet Him - He is all around us, working through the people we encounter and the nature that surrounds us all.
Reflections inspired by our weekly faith sharing and fellowship.