Asked by Charlie Rose what he wished he could have that he does not possess, Murray says something many of us can identify with: “I’d like to be more here all the time.”
Too often we cannot appreciate the good things that are of a moment. Children are very good at focusing on what is before them and whether it makes them feel mad, sad, glad; they take a lesson from it.
In adulthood, appreciation of the worth of a moment—of the value of strange, seemingly inconsequential exchanges—usually comes later, if at all.
If we are more aware of the moment we are in, perhaps we can have a better sense of those times when God might be trying to reach us through some unexpected channel—even through a slightly inebriated friend telling us that we are good, valuable and loved?
As Saint Gianna Beretta Molla said, “God’s Providence is in all things; it’s always present.”
“Lord, where are you in this moment? Please show me …” is not a half-bad prayer at all.