Sunday, January 11, 2009

The duty of the present: united with God as we fulfill the duties of the present moment

We must welcome the Will of God
however the Will manifests in our lives.

We must keep going forward
moving toward the One
who is the same goal for us all;
but we must travel
by our own individual path,
united in our obedience to God.
As He manifests His Will so differently
to each one of us.

We must be obedient
and totally surrender to the present moment as God wills.
We must keep our attention
focused on what is happening now
in order to fulfill the duties entrusted to the present moment.

In God's time
He will be all in all.
For now,
we must live entirely for God.
he will arrange all things in due time.

When we abandon ourselves to the will of God,
and allow His will to rule our lives,
what is important to remember is:
to do our little task at hand
with all our love -
totally devoted to the present moment
forgetting ourselves and our needs.
The more devoted we are to the little task of the moment,
the more God will work wonders in embellishing it as He deems proper
"God works wonders for those He loves" (Ps 4:3)

Let us always stay united to God by Love.
Let us always work together with the Will of God
by a steady and simple submission (obedience),
a complete forgetfulness of self (like a child absorbed in the little task).

Let us go straight ahead.
God has the map of our lives, and holds the sculpting chisel in His divine hand.
Like a little rock who questions not how the sculptor will shape it,
let us leave the sculpting, to God alone
who knows (from all time) how we are shaped, chiseled, molded, painted...
in order to become all that He (alone) has destined us to be.

In the final moment
when God (alone) deems proper
and has completed the task of forming us
as His divine will dictates,
He will hold a mirror before us (the little rocks)
so we can see (with the eyes of faith)
the final creation from His hands.
Then, and only then,
will we know God - face to face.
Amen.

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