It’s Already Ours

February 20th, 2017 | Posted by Sr. Mary Valerie Schneider in Uncategorized

What do you long for? More time?  More money? A change in habits or attitudes? Whatever you long for, “If we go down into ourselves we find that we possess exactly what we desire” (Simone Weil). God puts into our hearts the desires that will help us become the person we are meant to be, while simultaneously aiding the world in becoming what it’s supposed to be—a place of peace, justice, and unity. Reflect today on your desires. How can they surface? What could be put aside so that you have the time and energy to fulfill that desire? Of course, this isn’t easy. e. e. cummings wrote: “To be nobody-but-myself—in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.  Am I really myself? Or am I a conglomeration of all the false selves other people wanted me to be?” Be yourself today by attending to your desire.

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