Expectations are one thing. We all have them, and without them we would not get very far in life. There is something comforting about routine, rising each morning knowing what to expect during the day, coming home, evening rituals, bedtimes, and beginning over again the next day. But we can also get stuck in the expected, so much so that we miss the divine presence, right in the midst of our fragile, limited, ordinary, mortal existence.
Here are twelve original non-fiction stories by accomplished writers that explore those surprising encounters in their own lives.