Transformed By Meeting God

Brother Lawrence, a monk who lived in the 17th Century, sums what he calls ‘Practicing the Presence of God’ in these words:

‘I have ceased all forms of devotion and set prayers except those which my state requires. I make it my priority to persevere in His holy presence, wherein I maintain a simple attention and a fond regard for God, which I may call an actual presence of God. Or, to put it another way, it is an habitual, silent, and private conversation of the soul with God. This gives me much joy and contentment. In short, I am sure, beyond all doubt, that my soul has been with God above these past thirty years.’

The transfiguration of Jesus was an amazing event, but I believe, like Brother Lawrence, that we are transformed daily through our encounters with the God who is in all things.  All we have to do is see.