Minute Meditations

Expect the Unexpected

woman with a surprised face

Unexpected moments can change our lives: moments when we receive a message, word, image, or inclination that points us in a new direction, reveals fresh possibilities, and initiates an unplanned adventure. These inspirational moments can come through a chance encounter, a post on social media, or a surprise phone call. Unplanned moments such as these awaken us to holy adventures in which guidance appears out of nowhere and mysticism leads to mission. The divine call and the human response resound in unison. We see more deeply into reality, discover a new vocation, and begin a new way of life. Perhaps you are looking for fresh, new ways to fulfill your vocation in your immediate community and the world. Perhaps you need to begin again, finding a way forward where there appears to be none. Pause awhile and pay attention, and you may experience God’s insight coming to you in this holy moment.

—from the book Simplicity, Spirituality, Service:The Timeless Wisdom of Francis, Clare, and Bonaventure
by Bruce G. Epperly

Simplicity, Spirituality, Service Epperly


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