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

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Untangling the Tangles—A Better Way to Hope and Healing

By Micky Wolf
Today’s musings have to do with being a work in progress. You. Me.

How we view ourselves—the way we feel, what we are thinking, our eagerness to list in gruesome detail every bump, flaw, and weakness, real or imagined—is of little significance when it comes to the Divine perspective.

Like focusing on our positives. The gifts we have been given. The loving and good qualities that make each one of us a unique and special being created in the image and likeness of God.

Believe you’re a tiny bit of tangled string in the big ball of life and living? No problem. If three yards of the stuff is needed for one job, three inches will be the exact amount to take care of another. Be assured there is One who can make sense of the chaos. That means you.

Believe you’re barely perceptible or sight-worthy amidst the larger pile of humanity? No problem. Be assured all it takes is the work of the One who is willing to carefully search through the stack to discover the hidden gem(s) within. That means you.

Believe you’re too ragged and worn to serve any meaningful purpose? No problem. Be assured there is One who understands different string serves different functions. Why use half-inch thick hemp rope if a delicate piece of thin nylon is the perfect remedy. That includes you.

Here’s the reality. We humans are limited when it comes to understanding how to make something out of nothing. To see something beautiful in something that seems to be more of mess than a masterpiece.

It is the Divine who can—and will—with great patience, tenderness, and compassion—draw near to the scattered, the broken and the disconnected.

Our part is to allow God to work and to will in our hearts and spirits, hour by hour, day by day, when it makes sense, and when we don’t have a clue what’s happening.

If we can muster that “Yes, Lord”, healing, restoration and wholeness await.

Go ahead. Let God do his thing.

In the meantime, trust that the Divine sees in you all that is necessary to be the perfect piece for whatever is needed in this present moment.


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