For all of us who are preaching this morning, and for all of us who are not:
With my hair almost on end and the eyes of the soul wide open I am present,
without knowing it at all, in this unspeakable Paradise, and I behold this secret,
this wide open secret which is there for everyone, free, and no one pays any attention.
O paradise of simplicity, self-awareness--and self-forgetfulness--liberty, peace.
This closing prayer from Thomas Merton A Book of Hours made me smile this morning.
May I, at least, pay attention. :-)