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Bill Murray Gets Serious: Be Here Now

Elizabeth Scalia - published on 11/23/15

Bill Murray reminds us to check in on the small moments that are really big

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.”

Always present.

“Lord, where are you in this moment? Please show me …” is not a half-bad prayer at all.

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