I was looking for God.

And so I left behind
my family,
my job,
my community
and set out.

First I went to a church,
but I did not find God in the church.

Next I retreated to a monastery,
but I did not meet God in the monastery.

Then I made a pilgrimage to the holy sites,
but I did not discover God in the holy sites.

I returned home.

As I hugged my family,
I felt the presence of God.

When I resumed my job,
I perceived God's hand guiding my work.

In the midst of involvement in my community,
I realized that God was there with me.

In awe,
I hid my face in my cloak.

Gregory F. A. Pierce, Spirituality @ Work