January 16, 2012

Saying Grace in the Winter Woods

"You say grace before meals.

All right.

 But I say grace before the play and the opera,

And grace before the concert and pantomime,

And grace before I open a book,

And grace before sketching, painting,

Swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing;

And grace before I dip the pen in the ink."
G.K. Chesterton, from an early notebook, mid-1890's

And I say grace, I would add, while walking in the woods of Virginia with my loves on an unseasonably warm winter day.

Where are you seeing God's grace in your life right now?