Glimmers of God

A Reflection by Megan Arteaga

The mirror is an unavoidable part of my morning routine. I catch glimpses of myself multiple times before I head out the door: while brushing my teeth, combing my hair, and deciding if my shoes match my outfit or not. What I see is rarely surprising, since the task of the mirror is simply to reflect what’s in front of it. But what if I were the mirror? What am I facing in my life that I would reflect? Would it be envy over my friends’ perfectly filtered Instagram posts? Pride at thinking I’m “not a terrible person”? Laziness in not striving for a closer relationship with God? If I were the mirror, my hope would be that there be at least a few times when I would be living my life in such a way that it would allow a glimpse of the face of God to shine through to the people around me.

Megan Arteaga

Megan Arteaga

Megan Arteaga is the sixth- through twelfth-grade Youth Ministry Coordinator for the Church of Santa Maria, a small parish in Orinda, CA. After falling into Youth Ministry five years ago, she’s loved every minute of having a front-row seat watching the Holy Spirit at work! A year-round flip-flop wearer, Megan also enjoys sewing, pulling weeds, and hanging out with her awesome husband Anthony. Megan has a B.A. in Italian Studies from Saint Mary’s College of California and an M.A. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Send her your prayer intentions on Twitter at @Megan_Arteaga, or check out Santa Maria’s YM program on Instagram at @SMYouthMin!

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