Saturday, October 7, 2017

Dear God, all around me, there are circumstances and conditions that I believe call for change. With abundant energy, I wish to exert force upon them. Yet these things are beyond me, no matter how potent I may believe my powers. My efforts come to naught; circumstances are beyond my power to affect.

Lord, this is your schoolroom. Your lesson abides in my failure. You show me my limitations. You teach me waiting. You awaken me to the futility of complaint.

Like my brothers and sisters, I am a small chip floating on the sea you have made. The conditions of the day wash over me, a wave. Yet I wrongly imagine that if only I pushed harder, the waters would part.

Lord, awaken me. Grant me acceptance of my limited role. Let me see through my delusions and accept the realities of the day.

My choice is not what changes to enact in conditions. It is instead for me to decide how to respond. Lord, show me how best I can change my attitudes and actions to meet the conditions you have set.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #1011)