Monday, May 15, 2017

Dear God, I have so many defects and spiritual shortcomings. They distort my soul and being. Lord, remove from me all these defects that stand in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows.

For this to happen, Lord, I know I must be entirely ready. Let me not take pleasure in my shortcomings, but see them for what they are: flaws to be removed. There is nothing attractive about my pride, selfishness, sloth — let me be eager for them to be burned away.

If I draw near to you, Lord, you will draw near to me and improve my character. Let me wish for this. Let me do this.

Thy will be done today.

(Letter #866)