words for ordinary time.

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Earth’s crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
But only he who sees, takes off his shoes
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clutter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquillity as if I were upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament.” -Brother Lawrence

“Why must people kneel down to pray? If I really wanted to pray I’ll tell you what I’d do. I’d go out into a great big field all alone or in the deep, deep woods and I’d look up into the sky—up—up—up—into that lovely blue sky that looks as if there was no end to its blueness. And then I’d just feel a prayer.” -Anne Shirley

…for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins

“The answer must be, I think, that beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.” -Annie Dillard

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