O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and
light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all
our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou
wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save
us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see
light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP
My mother gave me a great piece of advice years ago, that I rarely adhered to, but in my advancing age I think I am finally learning. She said, “If something is too hard to make happen, maybe it’s not meant to be.”
“How can we create a world that is less judgmental and more kind? How can we cultivate kindness, and love in our world?”
“I wanted to please everyone, so my life was me holding a mirror and believing whatever was reflected back to me. If you were happy with me, you loved me, I was happy, I believed that I was worthy of love. If you were upset with me, disappointed, rejected me? I was not loved.”
“Truthfully, when I compare myself to others, I am denying the greatness that He created. There is only one me, and I have to be the best me, I can be.”
Again, Jesus tries to get our attention, and at times we are so caught up in our anger and frustration at the situation we don’t even hear him call.
When I was a little girl I had to get glasses in kindergarten (much sooner than many of my classmates) and I remember I had this little brown case with a girl on it, and it said “Be Patient with me, God isn’t finished with me yet.” So brothers and sisters I leave you with this good news – be patient and persevere; God got you here and God will see you through; GOD is not finished with you yet and He has great things in store — if you will keep your eyes on Him.