Monday, March 19, 2018

Dear God, I survey my interior life and find so much for improvement. Envy over the accomplishments of others. Regret over undone obligations. Selfish motives. Wrath and judgment aimed at those who vex me. Self righteousness. Self-pity.

Lord, let me not congratulate myself that this inner life finds no tangible nor obvious expression in action. It is there, seething inside, nonetheless. Let me please find a better way.

Direct my thought life, O Lord. My selfish mind contaminates even the kindest of my actions. Purify me.

Thy will be done.

(Letter #1164)