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Monday, October 21, 2013
HE WILL ACT
Today I returned to Brother Lawrence's liveable wisdom. Again I'm thankful for my compact, portable edition of The Practice of the Presence of God, one I can tuck away easily in a pocket as I go about my daily activities. Not only is the content a perfect aid to living (not just reading about, but living) prayer and virtue; but every time I become aware of the booklet's physical presence, I am provided with a silent reminder to practice what I'm reading.
These are the words that jumped out at me today:
"He will come in His own time and when you least expect Him." (Brother Lawrence)
It is a simple statement. And it is magnificent. It gives me hope.
The truth of God is that He will come in His own time, and often when I least expect Him. The truth is that everything revolves around Him, not around me. The truth is that no matter how much I may strive, worry, fret, plan, study, doubt, or try to make things happen, He will come in His own time. AND HE WILL ACT.
That is the truth.
Painting: Caravaggio, The Conversion on the Way to Damascus, 1601
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