As part of my presentation in Alabama, I talked about the Catholic sense of sacramentality: how we learn to recognize God’s presence in all things. During the break, I stepped outside and saw a garden in between the church building and the parish center. In the middle of the garden was a little sign that read as follows. It’s a very good example of the Catholic sense of sacramentality:
A kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
You’re nearer to God in a garden,
Then anywhere else on earth.
I copied the words down and shared them with the group during the second half. Nice thoughts, eh?