What do you see when you look at your life?
Maybe you see home, husband, career, kids, mum and dad? There’s a dog, a car, a holiday-home. You have problems and decisions. Happiness and sadness.
I see bricks.
I’m given bricks at every junction of life. Will I get up this morning or have a lie in? Have a brick. Will I take time to cuddle Coda or get busy with my day? Another brick. Will I mend a quarrel or sit on my dignity? Brick! Will I shower and dress, ready for Adoration before Mass? Bricks, bricks, bricks!
There’s no choice over what bricks I get but I always have a choice over what I do with them. Will I build a thing of beauty? Will I build a wall to hide behind? Will I build something that belongs in the Kingdom of God?
What will I do with today’s bricks? And what will you do with yours?