1 Corinthians 10:31:
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”
I remember first coming across this verse as a young person and wondered how the simple acts of eating and drinking or “whatever” one does could be done to the “glory of God.” Somehow these simple daily acts seemed too small and insignificant to matter.
Over time I came to realize that when we seek to glorify God in the little and mundane things in life, we can be assured that we will be living our entire lives to the glory of God. In that sense, all we do takes on significance.
During this time of “shelter in place” and isolation, this commendation from St. Paul has come to take on new meaning. I may not be out and out about and “busy” in the same ways I usually am, but life has no less meaning, and in some ways, it has even more. And I notice that when I keep God at the forefront of my day and my mind, then every act becomes an act of grace and potentially a way to glorify God.
My prayer for all of us today is that we will find ways to make our days count – that whether we eat, drink, rest, or send some emails....we will know that can give glory to God here and now. God is ever-present in the mundane and small things as much as the big and great things.
Be well. This too shall pass. In the meantime we pray.