Abundance, Glory, and Craze

O God, from whom all good proceeds: Grant that by your inspiration we may think those things that are right, and by your merciful guiding may do them; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect for the Third Sunday after Pentecost)

In the gift, abundance, glory, and craze of every new day, you and I are invited to immerse ourselves in God – more than anyone or anything else. In thought, word, and deed, we are called to delve deeper into our discipleship. In the mystery of love, as faithful followers of Jesus, we are given the daily opportunity to be all about God, even as we might struggle with the meaning of this.

Today, I am reminded of a collection of prayers and worship resources developed in Salisbury, England, during the 13th century, called the Sarum Primer. It was used throughout England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland, as well as some parts of continental Europe and continues to be a gem for daily devotion. May the following words from the Primer bless our journeys with the Creator and devotion amid the fullness of life.

God be in my head, and in my understanding;
 God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
 God be in my mouth, and in my speaking; 
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
 God be at mine end, and at my departing.

– The Reverend Ollie V. Rencher, Rector