I am sure many of us are familiar with the song “What a wonderful world,” made popular by Louis Armstrong. The song extols the beauties of nature and the human spirit, and calls us to rejoice in the goodness all around us. Our good and gracious God gives us so much…and God’s many gifts of nature and grace and life call us also to a profound sense of awe and gratitude.
So, the next time you see the “trees of green, red roses too,” remember to thank our God for the lushness of his creation.
When you experience the “bright blessed day and the dark sacred night”, remember that our days and nights provide many opportunities to celebrate life in all its fullness.
Every time we “see friends shaking hands, saying, ‘How do you do,’” let’s remember how much love is shown in the simple gestures of friendship and sharing.
And every time we are privileged to see or spend time with children of any age, knowing that “they’ll learn much more than [we’ll] ever know,” let us rejoice in the goodness and bounty of God who continues to show love for humankind in creating new life! Let us, each day, in a spirit of genuine thanksgiving, think to ourselves: “What a wonderful world!”
Written by: Sr. Marie Paul Grech S.N.D.
Originally published on August 10, 2018 at In the Hands of the Potter, a Sisters of Notre Dame Group Blog