May 7

Reflection

All of us are caught up in complex situations. We each have multiple responsibilities and minimal disposable time. Yet this is where we have  to live our spiritually  aware lives. Not when things get better. Not when the frenzy tapers off or ceases altogether. Not when we retire. Now. In the middle of whatever is happening, we are to acknowledge the paradoxical presence of Holy Mystery. Chaos is the milieu of the Spirit offering new possibilities.

Prayer

The Lord is with us; God is our refuge.
Psalm 46

Action

Try to see God in the midst of distractions and disruptions. If possible, keep up at least the routine of your prayer during those times.

Suggested Reading

Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.
John 14:1

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.”
Matthew 8:23-27

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.
Pope Francis

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
Deepak Chopra

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.
Henry Valentine Miller

A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.
Henri J.M. Nouwen

There is always calm in the midst of chaos, love in the midst of hate, and hope in the midst of despair. You may not find them immediately, but have faith and hold tightly to your beliefs.
Bernajoy Vaal

 

Tags: