December 18 - God does visit you every day, whether you're aware or not...

... whoever you are.

We struggle to understand what it is to be human; to be "at home" in our Christian lives. Father Jonathan helps us to understand that your life fundamentally proceeds from the ground of God through Christ Jesus. The sin is to fail to recognize this fact.

Once you realize it, you can set about to prepare your mansion to accept the gift of this visitation, and to see the annunciations that God sends to you every day in many ways.

The Bright Field by R.S. Thomas

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the
pearl of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realise now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying
on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.