The years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died
Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty
Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span
Came across a new word “Praydream” * i.e. prayerfully day dream in a short and helpful flip book titled “Naming the Grace“.
I praydream about the joyful moments when I meet the challenges of life in a grace filled way – with courage, patience, kindness, concern, wisdom, justice, gentleness, understanding …. LOVE.
Our Lord did say .. ‘seek and you will find‘ and what you ask will be given to you if it is for your good.
Just for today then I seek patience, understanding and wisdom in my responses to the things that irritate me. It is definitely not good for someone seeking spiritual maturity to be so short on patience 🙂
** Flip book Naming the Grace @ http://media.loyolapress.com/assets/examen/grace/
The house doctor was listing my options once the angiogram is done. I had already heard it from the Cardiologist and had time to think about it in the quiet of the ICU.
“Is it too late to start walking?” I asked when she finished. She moved her lips in a half smile. I suddenly felt foolish for asking the question with all the machines surrounding me. She relented. “Maybe in a few months. You have to recover first.” .
Oh! I knew that by now but my deeper question was … is too late to start walking .. EVER?! Continue reading