To become aware

I love Eugene Peterson’s response to this question:

“What does it mean to experience all the material of our lives as a an act of faith?”
That I’m responsible for paying attention to the Word of God right here in this locale. The assumption of spirituality is that always God is doing something before I know it. So the task is not to get God to do something I think needs to be done, but to become aware of what God is doing so that I can respond to it and participate and take delight in it.

[from ‘The Contemplative Pastor’ p4]

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