faith in the present moment

“But, like liturgy, the work of cleaning draws much of its meaning and value from repetition, from the fact that it is never completed, but only set aside until the next day.  Both liturgy and what is euphemistically termed “domestic” work also have an intense relations with the present moment, a kind of faith in the present that fosters hope and makes life seem possible in the day-to-day.”

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“It is not in romance but routine that the possibilities for transformation are made manifest.”

-Kathleen Norris, The Quotidian Mysteries

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