Discovering God Daily

Finding God in the messy bits and pieces of our lives is enormously challenging. Many prefer to escape in sanitised, blissful and ‘holy’ experiences far removed from the daily hubris that surrounds us. The challenge remains to believe that God is with us and, while not causing life’s chaos and unpredictability, works powerfully to shape and mould us through these experiences. Think of the image of the potter and the clay (Jeremiah 18: 1-4) where being broken and remade reveals the nature of God’s loving care, and where ideas of perfection and ‘getting it right first time’ are unhelpful.

Excerpted from Discover God Daily: Seven life-changing moments from the journey of St Ignatius by Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds