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Do I Ever See the Beauty that Creeps Unnoticed into My Day?

April 07, 2017

Work on with the means placed at your disposal... Mary MacKillop 1886

Not long ago, Joshua Bell, the world-famous classical violinist, played outside a busy railway station – and hardly anyone noticed.

Within fifty minutes, a thousand people passed by, and only one or two paused in the presence of sublime beauty.  A few children wanted to stop, but they were hurried along by preoccupied adults.

The majority just didn’t notice, or have time for, the beauty that had crept, unnoticed, into their day. 

A spiritually powerful, uplifting experience was passed up.

Are we sufficiently aware of the means God has placed at our disposal?

Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)


This extract (pp46-7) from 'The Little Brown Book’ has been used with the kind permission of the authors, Sue and Leo Kane.

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