"Listen to the sentiments of author and theologian Richard Rohr. 'All of life is sacramental; everything is a means of grace.' The wonder of God encompasses the breadth of life, including episodes that surprise us and ones that confound us. Wonder is the awe we feel when we gaze up into the night sky, glimpse a hundred stars and sense the One who created them looking back at us. The wonder of God is also the mysterious ways of God that prompt us to ask, 'I wonder where God is?' 'I wonder why God didn't answer me?' 'I wonder what God is doing?'

"Through awakening your whole self, you will experience more of God as you live closer to reality and the facets of God that are difficult, mysterious and perplexing, as well as amazing, gracious and stunning. Wonder humbles us. Picture a small child, engrossed in the marvel of a ladybug or hushed into silence at the sound of a violin. We become like children when we are roused to the permeating presence of God in the witness of creation and the sacredness of an ordinary day. And it was Jesus who said, 'I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven' (Matthew 18:3).

"Awakening your senses to the wonder of God is what poet Caroline C. Graveson called becoming aware of the 'daily round for beauty.' She believed that God was in all beauty — natural and human-made. When things are 'right' — be they serious or silly, humble or great — there is a fitness or correctness about them. They are pleasing to the eye, ear, nose, tongue, fingers and soul. Thus, a nursery rhyme can move us as deeply as a requiem by Mozart because God is in all beauty, both the simply amazing and the amazingly simple."