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Friday, December 30, 2016

Nothing Unnoticed

There was snow here last night and while shoveling the walk around the chapel I found St. Anthony and the Holy Child of his vision, piled up with snow. It's just a cement garden statue but still detailed enough for us to notice Anthony is smiling and the Child holds on tight. Snow covers Jesus' lap and seems to form a mantle around their shoulders. Both wear high snow-hats. 

Maybe the snow is a lovely image of God covering us: in forgiveness, in mercy, in protection, in love. So here's  a little garden statue tucked away in the winter and made even sweeter with this snow. To God, nothing is un-noticed; no one forgotten.


  1. You have a great eye for catching the details in things and expressing them in creative ways.

  2. Thank you - I want to notice more - miss nothing. This month I've been reading some daily scripture meditations online and just wrote the author for December, telling him I want to be able to see and respond to a scripture verse as insight-fully as he. We need to cultivate the interests and seminal gifts we've been given. I think that's God-pleasing. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Thank you for reminding us to look for beauty in the simplest things. A little snow on a simple statue to be noticed and thought about in such a lovely way.

  4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote: "Earth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush's a'fire with God."