"Do now, do now, what you will wish to have done when your moment comes to die." [St. Angela Merici]

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What’s Your Focus?



By Micky Wolf
Scattered gray clouds. An occasional passing of a big, puffy, white one.

Blue sky. Gray Sky. Blank, non-descript sky.

Bright sunshine. Filtered light.

Shirt-sleeve warm. Cooler. Wind-breaker chilly.

Calm. Windy. No rain. A few sprinkles. Sudden downpour. Pea-size hail.

Why the bits and pieces of meteorological accounting?

Life. Life can be a lot like what occurred here one recent day—all the above in a period of hours.

The reality is there are some days when we seem to get bombarded from all directions. It’s not all bad, or all good. It’s simply that things are moving or changing so quickly we have a hard time trying to adjust. Or accept. Or respond in a healthy and loving way.

One of the greatest temptations we face in these kind of circumstances is to try and give everything equal time and attention. Seems like a sensible approach—until we realize such efforts tend to add fuel to our unsettled state rather than provide clear resolve for the next step.

The more we try to focus on everything at the once, the harder it becomes to remain at peace, with ourselves and those we encounter on the journey.

By making the choice to keep our eyes on the One we know as the steady and steadfast foundation of Love and Truth, calm prevails, hearts settle, and our attitudes and behaviors reflect kindness and compassion.

Not everything requires attention. Nor for that matter, time, thoughts, or energy. Discerning the difference can make the difference.

Do I tend to flit or focus?

How do I feel when a multitude of changes are occurring simultaneously?

What one person/task will I choose to make my focus today?






 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Precious Moment



By Micky Wolf


Behold, the humble lilac bud.

Simple. Yet intricate.

Tiny. Yet soon to burst open in full grandeur.

Silent. Yet singing the praises and glory of the Creator.

The gift of hope.

The Divine promise death does not prevail.

What will you pause and notice today?

What, within you, will spring forth as witness of new life?