Moments of Wonder

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by Sister Brenda Rose Szegedy, OSF

One of my favorite authors is Esther de Waal.  In one of her earlier publications entitled, “Lost in Wonder” she shares a poem by Ann Lewin that has become for me an invitation and a challenge to rejoice in the moment. . .to recognize each moment as an opportunity to see and experience the Love before us.

“You do not have to look for anything,
just Look.

You do not have to listen for specific sounds,
just Listen.

You do not have to accomplish anything,
just Be.

And in the Looking, and the Listening, and the Being, find ME.”

In this season of thanksgiving may each day be a new opportunity to take in the Love God holds before us as we look and listen and simply allow ourselves to be in the moment.  To find the sacred we simply need to stop right where we are.  As we behold the Love before us may our hearts sing out in praise:
Creator God, THANK YOU for the splendor of your creation, for our daily food, for our friends and families and community, for our senses to take in beauty, for the breath of Life within us, for all who hunger for justice, love and peace, for tears and laughter, even for life’s losses that cause us to realize what’s truly important in our lives.  May we open ourselves to become “lost in wonder” as we cherish the gifts that surround us, share your blessings with our brothers and sisters, and experience joy of life in your Presence always with us. Amen.

 

Sister Brenda Rose Szegedy

Retreat Ministry

Sr. Brenda Rose Szegedy

Sister Brenda Rose Szegedy has ministered as teacher, formation minister, retreat director and spiritual guide.  For the past 14 years she has served as a member of the preaching team at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, MN.  Sister Brenda Rose relocated to the Motherhouse in Sylvania, OH in 2022 to continue sharing her gifts among her Sisters in community and others in the surrounding area as retreat minister and spiritual companion.  She believes with an ever-deepening conviction that every story is sacred.

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Sister Mary Thill
23 days ago

LOVELY AND HELPFUL IDEA… PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WONDER IN OUR LIVES.
THANKS FOR THE REMINDER, BRENDA ROSE!

Sister Irie
24 days ago

Sister Brenda Rose, thank you for this lovely reflection, so simple and so direct. We don’t always take the time to listen, to contemplate God and His goodness. Thank you for your incentive.

Sr Brigid O'Shea Merriman
24 days ago

Thank you for your fine reflection, dear Brenda Rose. The words look, listen, and be are bring home to me the value of contemplation. Wishing you God’s tender blessings, Brigid

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