The little everyday stuff is where it’s at. While waiting for momentous happenings and special occasions, I miss, for the most part, the beauty all around. The glory of the incarnation is shouting for me to notice. One of my favorite thoughts from The Color Purple is the idea that God is always trying to please us and when we don’t notice, God is “pissed off.” While I don’t agree with the idea that God gets angry with us, I sense a disappointment. God wants us to sing praises for all of creation—colors, sounds, thoughts, feelings, tastes—everything. The glory of the incarnation is in all human experience, sorrow and pain as well as joy and ecstasy. The greater my capacity to embrace and bless it all, the more real is the presence of the Christ in my life and to the world.