Take a moment to reflect on the photo.
Since once again, Lord, I have neither bread, nor wine, nor altar to say Mass,
I will make the whole earth my altar
and on it will offer you all the labors and all the sufferings of the world.
Instead of bread, I will offer the harvest to be won by today’s labors. Lord, say again the words: This is my Body over every living thing which will spring up, grow, flower, ripen during this day.
Instead of wine, I will offer every activity and force that withers, corrodes, fails, and dies; into my chalice I shall pour all the sap to be pressed from the earth’s fruits. Lord, say again the words: This is my Blood
All the things which today will increase;
all those that will diminish or die:
all of them, Lord, I try to gather into my arms, holding them out to you.
We believe you are present in them.
This is the Mystery of Faith.
— Adapted from Mass on the World by Jesuit Fr. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The challenge of the saints of the twenty-first century is to begin again to comprehend the sacred in the ten thousand things of our world; to reverence what we have come to view as ordinary and devoid of spirit.
A moment of silence.
Special thanks for the everyday sacred
Season of Creation Daily
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Editor's note: Season of Creation Daily is inspired by the Care for Our Common Home Ministry, Paulist Center Boston. To receive daily reflections by email, sign up here.