From Secular to Sacred: Find God in All Things

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Want to know a secret to transforming secular happenings into sacred events? Learn to “find God in all things.”

For the person of faith, everything carries hints of the divine. Just think, if Jesus were to visit the local mall, don’t you think he’d linger for quite awhile to enjoy watching the children take their turns sitting on Santa’s lap? Wouldn’t he rest his feet at the coffee shop and ask for whipped cream on his hot chocolate?

As you go about your holiday preparations, imagine Jesus alongside you. While in his company, what do you notice more? What becomes less or more important to you? What beauty do you see? How do you view the people you encounter—and how do you respond to them?

Wherever you are, and whatever you’re doing today, or this week, dare to look for Jesus right there in the midst of it. You’ll be surprised at how often he shows up.

About Vinita Hampton Wright 184 Articles
Vinita Hampton Wright has served as senior editor at Loyola Press for 16 years and recently became managing editor of the trade books department. She has written various fiction and non-fiction books, including the novel Dwelling Places with HarperOne, Days of Deepening Friendship and The Art of Spiritual Writing for Loyola Press, and most recently, The St. Teresa of Avila Prayer Book for Paraclete Press. Vinita is a student and practitioner of Ignatian spirituality, and from 2009 to 2015 she blogged at Days of Deepening Friendship. For the past few years, she has co-led small groups through the 19th Annotation of the Spiritual Exercises. She lives in Chicago with her husband, three cats, and a dog. In her “spare” time these days, she is working on her next novel.

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