Daily Meditation for May 9, 2024

On his death bed, Abraham Joshua Heschel expressed humble gratitude for his full life and said that he never prayed for anything but a spirit of WONDER. What an inspiration! It reminded me of another friend who was so full of wonder that on her way to her classroom one day, she was found on the sidewalk, on her knees, touching the blades of grass, each one of which had its own little drop of dew atop its small height! She knelt inwardly as well. She told me that, besides being gifted with moisture for its thirst, that small dewdrop reflected the shining sun and, therefore, formed hundreds of tiny rainbows for her delight. Now not everyone is like Heschel or my friend, but is it not true that life is ever more vibrant when we see a lovely surprise in the ordinary? What will you see and WONDER about today?

By Renee Domeier, OSB