Daily Meditation for April 1, 2024

There is a Hasidic rendition of the creation story, which speaks to one’s heart’s desire to find God wherever God is. Accordingly, God took the form of a human being, placed it before himself, took off the highest point of the human form—its head—to pour “godness” into the human being. All the space within the human form gladly received divinity into its every nook and cranny, but the limited container could never contain an unlimited God. Understandably, the precious sparks of God’s being and spirit overflowed and got encrusted in the surrounding rocks, trees, frogs, flowers, running streams. Now, it is the happy task of rational creation to break open these encrusted sparks to find their God. How do we do that? By becoming aware of our wonderful world, truly aware of its wonders, and await is revelation of God’s presence.

By Renée Domeier, OSB