You're reading your office--morning prayer, evening prayer, whatever. Suddenly something you've read a hundred times before leaps out at you. Knocks you over. Pierces your heart.
Why did I never notice this one before, you ask yourself?
That happened to me tonight at evening prayer--which I was reading in a rather distracted way since the TV was on across the room and Downton Abbey was intruding itself into my mind. But then there was that little reading from 1 Peter:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope throught the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.
Talk about good news!
I think maybe this means I can stop worrying about the outcome of the Republican presidential primary race...
How about you? Has anything really wonderful jumped out at you from the pages of your breviary in the last day or so?