"Lord, You are in control of my life, my sufferings, and my death. May I never forget that." - reflection from the Padre Pio Prayer Group of Cleveland prayer calendar, 10/1/2020
Wow. What a game-changer. Obvious, but way too often forgotten.
How many times (a day!) do I want to be in control of myself, of situations, of others? I know it's too many to count.
When times get tough, when challenges pile up, when pandemic fatigue sets in, when I am too ill to lift my head, when I am not able to do what I want to do when I want to do it, when my plans and dreams cannot be fulfilled, when my neighbors irritate me ... I will remember these words and repeat them often: "Lord, You are in control of my life, my sufferings, and my death."
And may I never forget that. Amen.
"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" - John 14:6
We are connected. We are plugged in. Our electricity runs through us to Him and Him to us. It is a two-way connection. If the connection is broken, the energy stops flowing.
Fortify your connection. Tighten your fittings. Stay grounded.
Guiding Spirit, charge me with the surge of your Love. Amen.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."