Have you ever noticed there is something about getting outdoors that brings us closer to God? I once heard that there are 3 ways a person can come to believe in God. The first, is through the teaching of another person. The second is by reading, and exposure to Holy Scripture...and the last is simply by being outdoors and taking in the grandeur and glory of God through His creation. For many around the world, in remote places where the Christian faith is still unknown, this is often the way they come to have faith. I think it's because nature puts us back in scale...we somehow understand how small we truly are compared to the giant oak trees and towering mountains, yet our thoughts and small voices never go unheard by God. Today, on my walk, yellow leaves began to gently fall from the sky, surrounding me in a gentle cushion of color...and I never would have noticed unless I got outdoors!
~ So, to all those bound indoors with infants/kids/teens/and busy household chores this week, I encourage you to step out, open the windows of your soul, and breathe in the freshness of the autumn air ~
"The solution is to be found through the sanctification of the parents. Become saints and you will have no problems with your children." Father Porphyrios , Wounded By Love