The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Chaplain's Reflection

'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.' - Roald Dahl

What do you see when you walk out of your front door every morning?  My mind is usually cluttered, wondering if the children have packed everything they need for the day, rushing to get the car to the garage for the service, wanting to give the dog enough time to smell things but not too much to make me late.

And then I notice a tree, a rose bush, the sky, a bird and for an instant I commune with Nature and realise that the landscape is just as alive as me; and I am reminded of the sacred in me and of the sacred all around me.

When we move out with a watchful reverence, opening ourselves up to the possibilities all around, we may be surprised by what comes our way.