LIVING AS APPRENTICES
Did you hear the birds this morning- really hear the call and response, the poetry of the chirping? Did you taste the salt and peppery flavor and relish the warmth of your scrambled eggs? Were you shocked by the greening of the world when you stepped out the door. Did you revel in the aroma of the freshly cut grass? If so, you were welcoming moments of sacramental living.
Sacramental living is an odd term for those of us living in the 21st century. It means living every moment recognizing and enjoying the presence of God. We don’t think much about sacraments any more. Rites and rituals aren’t in fashion in a world of right-now social media. However, those sacraments celebrated in our liturgies are prescribed for us because they help us approach and find God. And the need to and joy in walking with God is why we our lives sacramentally.
Sacramental living is as easy and as difficult as taking a moment to breathe in the creative energy of God on display all around us. It is as easy and difficult as finding and affirming Christ in every person we meet. Sacramental living is a training ground for life in heaven. We practice living in God’s Kingdom on earth so that we can appreciate even more the Kingdom in heaven. Sacramental living is one more expression of “thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”