Presence is a great present

“Be ready. Be present to God in the here and now, the ordinary, the interruptions. Being fully present to the soul of all things will allow you to say, “This is good. This is enough. In fact, this is all I need.”
Father Richard Rohr wrote this in an email this week
I hope for Christmas, that you can say this too
That your life is good
That what you have is enough
Being present
right here
right now, is what everyone wants from you
Your loved ones just want you
Your gaze
Your smile
Your time
In the ordinary
Day to day things of life
Be present
Be right there
Where you are in your body
Chopping vegetables
Changing the baby
Loading the dishwasher
Saying good morning
Good night
Or today when you say
Merry Christmas
Be right there
It is enough
It is the only thing we really need

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