Wander and wonder

Harvard Business Review has written about the benefits of “awe”, “The wonder we feel when we encounter something powerful that we can’t easily explain.” Well, Mad Christians have that in spades. HBR suggests that wonder helps put our woes in perspective, inspires “pro-social” behavior, and increases resilience.

 The writer suggests taking an “awe walk”, wandering outside and taking time to notice things. God’s mercies are new every morning and we can see that all around us. Every Lord’s day, we partake in a feast of immortality, the mystery of Word and Sacrament, which is pretty unreal! The pagans may summon up some wonder, but we have the real deal.