Sunday, August 27, 2017

Dear God, let me do better than simply cope with the events of the day. Let me not see them as something to be mastered, but instead as a gift to be enjoyed, a resource over which I have a duty of stewardship. Let me walk through this day lightly, leaving the world better than I found it. Let me find enjoyment in this task.

Let me have enthusiasm for helping my fellows and improving conditions. Above all, let me revel in seeking your will, in improving myself so as to meet the requirements of the day.

Let me be ready that you root out my selfishness, my irresponsibility, my pettiness, my self-pity. Leave me improved, more authentically the human being you would have me be.

I can be so small. Let me open myself to your expansiveness, and share it with my fellows. Thy will be done today.

(Letter #970)