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An Altar in the World

April 8, 2011

Kirstin Vander Giessen-Reitsma at gives this excerpt from Barbara Brown Taylor’s An Altar in the World on how even the most mundane daily tasks can become a part of our own daily liturgy:

Cleaning refrigerators and toilets helps you connect the food cycle at both ends. Making beds reminds you that life-giving activities do not require much space. Hanging laundry on the line offers you a chance to fly prayer flags disguised as bath towels and underwear. If all of life is holy, then anything that sustains life has holy dimensions too. The difference between washing windows and resting in God can be a simple decision: choose the work, and it becomes your spiritual practice.


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