Thursday, January 17, 2013

In the Light of God

In my monastic musings over the years, a few sentences have stood out from the rest.  As simple, and even obvious, as the following is, it has served as such a phrase.  I simply substitute my name for the words "the monk," and I am supplied with direction, meditation, a prayer of petition, frequent aspirations, and an examination of conscience to last the whole day through. 

Living for God does not have to be complicated.  It just has to be embraced. 

"The monk sees all things in the light of God."  

(I see all things in the light of God)  

(Help me see THIS in Your light, O God)