Sunday, January 31, 2010

Glory in Ordinary Things

"To go to communion worthily gives God great glory, but to take food in thankfulness and temperance gives Him glory too. To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man with a dung fork in his hand, a woman with a slop pail, give Him glory too. He is so great that all things give Him glory if you mean that they shall."

-Gerald Manley Hopkins, quoted in Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris, page 191

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