Saturday, October 12, 2019

Open my eyes today, Lord, to how simple it may be to act on your will. Let me not build complex machines of industry, but move instead through plain effort.

Let me offer up the most ordinary chores to you. As I sweep the floor of my dwelling, as I replace items to their spaces, as I walk and inspect the grounds — let these simple tasks be my devotion.

Shall I be tempted to build grand structures? Grant me instead, Lord, plain simplicity in my labors.

(Letter #1,736)