The Less Big Sacramental Life

We love big and grand things. Things that emotionally move us and inspire awe. This isn't wrong. But let us not forget the small "boring" things that we experience every day as well. We, as Christians, are called to live Sacramental Lives. But how is this played out? Is it only in The Sacraments?  Communion, Baptism, marriage etc? It definitely is in those things but God also calls us to live sacramentally in seeing a bee pollinate a flower, watching a sunrise, giving thanks for a simple meal, receiving our daily bread, forgiving the driver who just cut you off on your morning commute. These "small things" are in actuality massive as they happen daily. When we acknowledge these less big sacraments, we see then the majesty of the more big sacraments. 

In this season of Lent, let us strive to see God work in us and others through the big and the small. Look how simple Jesus' instruction for daily prayer is when he lays out what is now knows as "The Lord's Prayer"

'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.'"

We see how Jesus also took common place items in bread and wine and had us remember the Sacrifice of God's only Son for our sins. He took small things and lets them lead us to the big, to the Divine