TransformationToday’s Word: ‘Transformation’ … as in … this:

“True encounter with Christ liberates something in us, a power we did not know we had, a hope, a capacity for life, a resilience, an ability to bounce back when we thought we were completely defeated, a capacity to grow and change, a power of creative transformation.”

So said one of my favorite Trappist monk, Thomas Merton.

We tend to relegate transformation to the category of “really big, life-altering and extraordinary.” My hesitation with always defining transformation as extraordinary is that we miss out on the much more ordinary ways the Spirit is bringing life and more life.

So just for today, be aware today of the moments when you sense transformation. Pay attention to those moments when you feel liberated and hopeful, when you catch yourself breathing deeper and with more capacity. Let those moments when you sense a surge of inner peace remind you that things are not as they were – and they don’t have to be – and that’s okay.

Let those much more ordinary moments transform you.


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