May 12

Reflection

The metaphor “life’s journey” is based in reality. “Our gradual transformation is the result of choices influenced by grace and repeated over a lifetime.” Maturity and holiness come incrementally. We live, we experience, we choose, we fail, we succeed and gradually we become integrated. The Spirit within us urges us forward. We are always in the process of becoming.  None of us will be saints overnight.

Prayer

Fill me with your Spirit, O God.

Action

Do not surrender to discouragement but live your  life moment by moment trusting in God whose love is limitless.

Suggested Reading

And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Luke 11:9-1

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.
Julian of Norwich

If there is anywhere on earth a lover of God who is always kept safe, I know nothing of it, for it was not shown to me. But this was shown: that in falling and rising again we are always kept in that same precious love.
Julian of Norwich

To reach something good it is very useful to have gone astray, and thus acquire experience.
Teresa of Avila

Let nothing trouble you,
let nothing frighten you.
All things are passing;
God never changes.
Teresa of Avila

Faith is not the clinging to a shrine but an endless pilgrimage of the heart.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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