Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dear God, I allow myself frequently to pine for change, for my circumstances to shift. I have hopes and dreams that I imagine will produce fulfillment. What, Lord, would be my reaction if these things came to pass? Would they fulfill me?

In truth, what I wish for so often turns to ashes in my mouth once it arrives, and I look back at my earlier life with longing.

Lord, grant me awareness of how you satisfy all my needs in the here and now. It is not tomorrow that you will save me, it is today that you are already doing so.

Lord, take away this childish insistence on tomorrow’s gifts. This longing. Let me have gratitude here, now. I am content and do not even admit it to myself.

Let me live as a contented person today.

(Letter #1015)