Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To do your will...

"To do your will, O my God, is my delight..."
Psalm 40:9
And how do we discover God's will so we can do it? Just like discovering how our friend takes her coffee or what your other friend likes to read, we spend time with God to really learn God's will.  We can read God's Word, in which Jesus spells out exactly what God wants us to do (Matthew 25).  We can sit quietly with God and just listen for the still, small voice.  We can talk to God openly and honestly, just like an old friend.  God's will doesn't have to be mysterious and murky or like something out of a Cecil B. DeMille movie.  God's will can be as tender as sharing a hug with a friend or as daunting as moving the St. Vincent de Paul store to its new location!  As easy or hard as God's will seems in our lives, it is our delight to do it.  We share with God when we share with others.  We share with God when we support each other.  We share with God when we love each other.  That's not that mysterious but it may not be easy. Dear Friends, I'm headed off to the SCL Motherhouse early tomorrow morning to soak in some of that wonderful SCL charism!  Blessings on your weekend and as we head into Holy Week, I had one thought:  If you have the book, "Jesus: A Pilgrimage," by James Martin, SJ, and you just haven't cracked it yet, just begin this Holy Week by reading the three chapters of the Passion--Jerusalem, Gethsemane, and Golgotha.  I am planning to re-read them during Holy Week and I know reading them will give me a front row seat for this Holiest of weeks.  Love, heidi

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