Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dear God, let me look around me at the things in this world, and see them all for the trivial matters they are. The objects in my view, the people who come and go, their actions, my feelings about these things – all these things are like a veil drawn between me and reality.

Let me see through this veil. Let me see you, O Lord. My relationship with you, my stance toward you, my performance of your guidance, are the only things that have important.

Instead, I turn my attention and energies to illusion. I act to please others, I work to address worldly events. I squeeze in my time with you on the margins. How backwards I have things.

Lord, let me place you first. Let me live in your real world and see the objects, events, and characters around me as the shadows they are. Let me listen for your guidance. Let your voice boom disembodied through this shadow world. Thy will be done.

(Letter #984)