Finding God in All Things — the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola (31 July 2013) and the Buttefly Pavilion

For the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, this was my #FindIggy submission. A.M.D.G.

St. Val the Urban Monastic

In all life’s absurdity, disappointments, moments of small and great joy, the incomprehensible sorrow, the unfathomable disappointments, in the everyday ordinary mundane, and the wordless extraordinary? For me, finding God in all things is the million tiny ways — through each other, through circumstances, and through creation — that God shows his love and care and joy for us.

A favorite recent moment was me chasing butterflies all over the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County’s Butterfly Pavilion on afternoon last week, trying to get a good photograph. Impatient, I put my bag down to be able to maneuver better for photographs of a nearby butterfly bush. This is what I found when I came back to my bag. God, like butterflies, is best waited on in his own time…and tends to show up in unexpected ways that were better than what we were looking for in the first…

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