“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him.” — Pablo Neruda
The Church harmonizes beauty and truth in the natural and the supernatural, sanctifying months and days. In this sense, ordinary days can be lived with extraordinary joy and hope. In the Church, June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. If May is Mary’s month, it makes perfect sense that the spring days of May precede the month that honors the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Ordinary days and encounters with others can be sanctified by God’s grace—imbued with God’s love. Every day is full of mystery, wonder and redemption. In the long and delightful days of summer, we naturally seek happy times and gatherings which bring families and friends together. We were made to share good things and good times.
In the little things we can enjoy a glimpse of God’s goodness—ice cream shared with friends, a moment of solitude on a cool evening walk, or a family BBQ. Summer beckons us to celebration and the goodness of God. The simple joy of homemade ice cream can be a moment to thank God (that he created dairy cows!). But seriously, God’s goodness is offered to us in such simple pleasures. June is also National Dairy month. So, why not? God and ice cream are a great combination. Kids and adults agree.
Your inner child called and wants ice cream for dinner. Here is a tried-and-true recipe for homemade ice cream. Enjoy. Play. Celebrate.