The Quest for the Meaning of Housekeeping – 3

Alternate Title:  Turning it into Glory

Other Alternate Title:  Maybe – expressing possibilities


Maybe, like Brennan Manning says, it’s not about being 100% successful, but about being 100% faithful.

Maybe it’s like yoga practice, it has the potential to be new every day, if only we pay attention what we are bringing to it.

Maybe the routine is to provide a comforting and familiar haven in tough times.

Maybe it’s like Agatha Christie said, “The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.”

Maybe it’s a place to be a modern day Bach.  Bach put the initials S.G.D. at the end of his works.  Soli Deo Gloria, to God alone the glory.  Hidden inside his music (at one time he was required to write a 30 minute cantata per week…he knew something about doing the same thing over and over again) are numbers and patterns that point to God.  A lot of this “inner beauty” in his music wasn’t discovered (or appreciated) until much much later.  But he didn’t just churn out his daily duties mindlessly, he made them into offerings.  “This may have been his own personal way of worshiping God. And in the end, it didn’t matter if anyone else figured it all out. He was writing his music for a different audience. This was between him and the Lord”.  (Patrick Kavanaugh, The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers).


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