Some familiar thoughts

What have I been doing this week? I've been wasting my time! I've been so stupid! So un-alive. Selfish. I can see and feel the selfishness within me this week. And the resulting boredom. I think evil must be very prosaic and the truth deeply poetical. God is full of beauty and meaning, goodness and truth all together and whole. Evil is fractured monism, boring, ugly. Empty.

I need to wake up. Pay attention, watch, listen. Be where I am. "Love everyone. Forgive." I long now for the union which is faith. To walk in the light, close to my God, with my God. And in that I both hope for the future and strive for the present.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. I think it is also its end. I've been meaning to think about Gratitude. Perhaps the end of wisdom is gratitude. Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of lights in whom there is no shadow due to change. Gratefulness is our praise in Grace and everlasting long-suffering mercy. God's forgiveness endures forever. Wrapping us in him, hiding the multitude of our sins; we are so very, very blessed to be his.


Liz said…
I think I fall into a sort of sleep, and then need something like this everyone so often to remind myself why I'm here, what I'm doing, where I'm going. This: "I need to wake up. Pay attention, watch, listen. Be where I am. 'Love everyone. Forgive.'"

I know you posted this forever ago, but it's a good reminder. I especially have been thinking about the last line a lot. Being thankful. Feeling blessed. Oh, so blessed.

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