Sunday, May 28, 2017

Dear God, let me be the proper size today. I so enjoy the feeling of imagining myself larger and greater than I am. The truth is that I struggle with a selfish, small spirit. I am ungenerous, ungraceful, and intolerant at my core. I cannot remove these attitudes by simply thinking; my thoughts themselves are twisted. I must rely on you.

Lord, my Lord, grant me some small measure of improvement. Fill me with your love, that I may spread it to others. Let it blot out my selfish, defective habits of thought.

Let me willingly draw near to you, Lord, for I know by experience that you will in turn come near to me. Overpower my defects and make me your instrument. Let me do your will today.

(Letter #879)