Watchfulness

O God, intimately within and infinitely beyond,
grow in my heart a watchful and holy attention,
present whether I be in wordless stillness or fevered striving,
that I may more likely discern those thin moments
touching upon my life and the lives of others,
a breaking through in the very fabric of your created world,
bearing witness to the profound graciousness of your holy love.
And may the wonder of these signs point me forward,
in humility, to greater depths of love for you
and clearer visions of who I am and who I am becoming.

(after reading Luke 12:32-40)