SPECIAL ISSUE: Our Lady’s Missionaries

Searching for God in everyday life

Editorial by Sr. Suzanne Marshall, O.L.M.

I wonder if it’s possible to even want to search for God in the events of our daily lives unless we have first been found by God. Scripture tells us that “the love of God has been poured out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)  So why is it that we don’t recognize that we have already been given this greatest of gifts? 

Jesus has promised that if we search we will find, and we sense that this is true, but finding God or being found by God, our deepest need, our truest love, takes great courage and many of us run from this relationship into the busyness of life and the many distractions on offer.

If we do look for God we find evidence of the Divine imprint everywhere. For many people, God’s activity is more easily seen in creation—the beauty of sunrise and sunset, the power of the oceans, in clouds and rocks, in animals big and small.   

If we are truly mindful, we see God in family, friends, and strangers; in the courageous, the fearful, the lonely, and the people we meet daily in our various ministries.

If we look with trust we see God in ourselves and we are overcome with gratitude that God does live in us and through us, touching the lives of all we meet each day. 

Searching for God in all of life is the one thing necessary.∞