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

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Less is More



By Micky Wolf



Blank pages have been staring back at me for several days. To not have words to describe something is a painful condition for a writer. At the same time, I know this is has nothing to do with writer’s block.

Several things have occurred in recent weeks which have impacted my heart and soul. Let me be quick to note the outcome is proving to be all good. However, I’m humbled in every attempt I make to put words to what has transpired and continues to unfold.

Here’s one clue I have discovered—it has to do with pride and humility.

The Christians I know desire to live a virtuous and loving life. To be of compassionate service to others. To trust the Lord with His plan for their life. To surrender their will to His.

I am no different. This is the essence of my daily prayers.

And so God answers. In ways unexpected. In events unanticipated.

The best way for me to comprehend what is happening is to say it is a Paul experience. Of being knocked off my horse (didn’t necessarily know I was on one to start with). Of having the scales removed from my eyes—literally and figuratively.

Some days the words flow. Or not.

Maybe there are times when God desires we encounter Him in such a way as to be word-less, or speech-less.

Fine.

God’s ways are not our ways; His thoughts are above ours. (Isaiah 55:9)

So, for now, may the fruit of the process be made manifest. It is good to rejoice as He peels away any sense of pride of being and doing in our own strength.

Less of me, more of Him.


 

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