God at the Melbourne Cup

What are you doing here?

You should be over at Father Bob’s blog checking out his latest post titled The Feast of the Rank Outsider. Bob has a great way of telling it how it is and I love it when he shares what’s on his mind. Today he’s talking about finding sprirituality in some unlikely places.

See, fools like me see spirituality everywhere. If it’s not everywhere, it’s nowhere. It’s in the least likely places, like Flemington on Cup Day.

That’s the kind of spirituality that I yearn for; the kind that doesn’t break everything down into the sacred and the secular. If we believe that God created everything in this world then it’s all His, it’s all spiritual.

November 1st, All Saints Day, says the same. Forget the gazetted Saints, you Christians, on the 1st Remember the whole assembly, the mob of unheralded heroes in our own network of family, friends and even your favorite celebrities (those essential, fascinating stars of screen, stage and stadium whom we love to hate!)

November 2nd, All Souls Day, brings us back to earth, into the earth and under the earth, by reminding us spiritual beings having our human experience, long or short, no matter, really that we are eternally linked with innumerable other spiritual beings who have completed their human experience, long or short, no matter, really.

He’s got more to say so check out his post. I’d be interested to know what you think.

Posted by Rodney Olsen

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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