Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Dear God, let me recede. Let me place others in the forefront.

Too often I congratulate myself for refraining from acting as the center of attention – yet in truth I am slyly controlling my fellows, arranging things to burnish my reputation. I sow confusion and discord in ways large and small, even without intention.

From the margins, let me not seek to manipulate events.

Grant me equanimity, O Lord! Grant me acceptance. If I am to leave an impression, let it be one of harmony. Let me listen for your guidance and act upon it.

(Letter #1214)