Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dear God, just as I am learning to accept conditions around me as your will, so, too, let me learn to accept my own inner life.

The fear, anger, and resentment that I wish to root out is delivered by you for your own reasons. Maybe it is so that I have experienced such emotions and thus have greater empathy. Maybe it is to teach me to act rightly even when my attitude is poor. Or, perhaps, I must experience low spots in order to appreciate times when my inner life is calm and positive.

Lord, let me accept your will for me both in the external conditions I encounter and the inner vexations I experience. Even when fearful, let me be grateful for the opportunity to do your will in the world. Even when resentful, let me wish your sunshine upon others. Even when selfish, let me place others’ well-being and happiness before my own.

God, fill me. Let me try my best to do your will today.

(Letter #1042)