In this way, there is Gospel meaning in the little, mundane gestures of life. We repeat so many small movements in a day, and we have lost the significance of them. Laundering clothes, folding the clothes, putting them away. These small actions are actions of love, for the dignity of the other, for the dignity of our own being.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity writes, “O my beloved Christ…I wish to be a bride for Your heart…I ask You to identify my soul with all the movements of Your Soul…I want to spend my life in listening to You…then, through all nights, all voids, all helplessness, I want to gaze on You always and remain in Your great light. O my beloved Star, so fascinate me that I may not withdraw from Your radiance.” Teach us, dear Jesus, how to remain in Your radiance even as we sleep.