Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Dear God, shelter me today. Protect me. Watch over me.

I fear so much – unforeseen calamity, negative interactions with other people, depletion of resources, pain visited upon loved ones. In truth, Lord, even the worst of my days merely reflects a small portion of what I routinely fear may come to pass, and even in those cases it is only momentary.

Lord, let me see clearly how my fears are rooted in delusion and fantasy. To nurture them, to worry over them so habitually, is a defect.

When I am shot through with fear, I do not have faith, and I cannot be of service to others. I am thus supremely selfish. Lord, take away this shortcoming. Let me become right-sized. Let me become a useful person. Let my faith in you grow.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #1049)