A follower of the Pew asked several months ago: Where do you experience God the most – in church, on the walks you describe, the beach, or somewhere else?
I’ve been giving the question a lot of thought. My answer is unique to me, but hopefully will get you thinking about your own personal answer.
To find God, to find the sacred in only one place would be like my saying, “I only need to go to church on Easter Sunday.” Unless God is part of my every-day life, in my work, in the food I eat, and in the attitude I take to my community, I have lots of work to do (Which I do) and the value of my every-day life is limited.
In a few weeks, I go to the Gulf of Mexico with my family. The Gulf is a resting place for all the creeks, streams, and brooks that flow into the rivers that flow into the mighty Mississippi, which empties into the Gulf. Each of us is such a gathering place for all the sacred moments and experiences of our life. We are a watershed in which the tributaries of our experience gather, until we can pass on the sacred to everyone else we meet.
Where do I experience God the most. I would have to say when “I breathe.”