Can one truth change the world? I believe it can. Is it possible for just one beautiful truth to change your life? I know with absolute certainty that this is possible. How can I be so very sure? I have seen it happen before. And I’ve experienced it. The single truth that Holy Moments are possible and that you and I – with all our faults and flaws, defects and weaknesses, brokenness and constant need – can collaborate with God and create a single Holy Moment is life changing.The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity by Matthew Kelly
On pages 45-50 of this book, Matthew Kelly shares a few very short stories, simple moments, of holiness. These are people just like you and me. These aren’t canonized saints, they are regular ordinary people. I encourage us all to list Holy Moments we see around us.
When I took my kids to a Family Rosary event at our local school, my son was struggling with sitting still and making a lot of noise. I stood to walk over to the side to remove him from the scenario, but this caused my daughter to cry and “meltdown”. She didn’t want to leave the rosary. I’m torn between them and causing a big disruption. Then, one of the aides at the school leaned over and said, “Eva, do you want to sit with me and we can finish the rosary together?” Eva immediately curled up next to her so I was able to step away with my son. That was a Holy Moment.
My mom is currently undergoing cancer treatments. Juggling motherhood and a full-time career is daunting. Then add the fear and anxiety of an ill parent. One day I checked the mailbox and I had a package from a childhood friend. I opened the package to find a note of encouragement filled with Scripture verses in the face of the news of my mother’s cancer. Under the note were all the ingredients to make a few Moscow Mules. That was a Holy Moment.
My in-law’s work closely to support the Mann House in Bel Air. And my father-in-law is an amazing chef. Every holiday, he cooks this incredible spread down to the garnish and homemade Bearnaise sauce. He always cooks too much and we have so many leftovers. I always wonder if he cooks more on purpose, because after he loads us up with Tupperware filled with leftovers, he also packages meals for the guys at the Mann House. This has become a part of our family dynamics. These are Holy Moments.
Try it. It’s amazing to see, experience, and create Holy Moments.