Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Dear God, am I to be the mule or the horse? Stubborn, sullen, reluctantly led and useful only for bearing burdens? Or an eager helpmeet, playful and willing?

Lord, you have designed this day, laid out the paths, established even the weather. The tasks are set. I can reluctantly set about an endless stream of chores, or I can trot along the meadow, happily encountering each new fence post and furrow.

You have already moved aside the dangers; the obstacles I meet are mere puzzles.

Lord, let my attitude be one of happy usefulness and eager curiosity.

(Letter #1480)