Everyday Cathedrals is about awakening to the presence of God in the ordinary moments of our lives. If the whole earth is the Lord’s, then everywhere we go is sacred space. It is a sacred act to be fully present to the gift of life as it unfolds in front of you. It’s all of life, not just the happy moments but the sad ones too. It’s joy and bliss, but also suffering and sadness. Everyday Cathedrals is about learning to be aware of the presence of God in all the moments that fill your days.
This is a lot harder to do than it sounds because we aren’t very good at paying attention. Have you ever driven somewhere and as you approach your destination you realize you’d just zoned out the entire way there? Everyday Cathedrals is about paying attention to your life so that you don’t get to the end of it and realize you zoned out the whole time. Its enjoying a song, drinking a delicious cup of coffee, eating a really great meal or spending time with a friend.
Everyday Cathedrals is about paying attention to your life so that you don’t get to the end of it and realize you zoned out the whole time.
Paying attention to these sacred moments, these cathedrals in time take practice. It requires a shift in the way you see the world. Soren Kierkegaard, the famous Danish philosopher once wrote, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” In other words, we usually look back on the memorable times in our lives and long to relive those moments. That’s why we hear people say things like, “If only things were like they used to be,” or “Those were the good Ole days”. What they’re really saying is they believe their best days are behind them. The truth however, is that our best days aren’t behind us, they are taking place in our present moment.
Over the next 100 days I will be posting at least one moment from my day when I experience an Everyday Cathedral. My thought process is that if I can do this for 100 days then perhaps it can become a lifelong habit. I hope to model this in my life so that you can begin to see sacred spaces in your life.
I want to encourage you to also share your everyday cathedrals on your social media platforms. Use the hashtag #100everydaycathedrals
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