What God Sightings Did You Have Today?
I have a friend who for many years worked as a pastoral minister and teacher in the Church. Every time she met with a group in the parish, she began with this question: "What God sightings did you encounter this past week?"
Here is a sample of the God sightings shared:
- I saw God in the face of the elderly gentleman to whom I brought Communion in the nursing home this week.
- I saw God in the beauty of the falling snow that gave me a sense of awe and gratitude for life.
- I saw God in the smile that was returned to me while shopping in the mall.
- I saw God in a news report of the medical personnel who are risking their lives to save the children in the bombed-out cities of Aleppo and Mosul.
An amazing thing happened as she asked this question of each group she encountered. Over time, "God sightings" were an important entry into the beginning of parish council meetings, the food pantry opening, and even the monthly finance meeting. Parishioners found that God sightings have a way of changing the perspective of doing "business as usual." People became more aware of God, not just at prayer times, but in every dimension of daily life.
What God sightings did you have today?