Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Dear God, let me avoid notice today. I wish for fame, notoriety, to be seen to be a good person. This is selfish temptation. Let me be an anonymous worker, doing your will today. Let me quietly perform your tasks, O Lord, skirting the spotlight and instead shining it on others.

All that approval I feel I deserve: let me abandon it. Let me seek no reward for piety, but the satisfaction of performing quiet duty. Let me seek and do your will, with integrity of purpose.

(Letter #1085)