Friday, April 13, 2007
Prayer of the Saints
"So often our first reaction to muddle is to clear it up, to organize, control, or fix the problem rather than ask what we might learn from the experience. We close our hearts to the distasteful parts of life that challenge us to listen for God's voice, to acknowledge our limitations, and to grow. We lose touch with our deepest heart-life, hardening ourselves against that acknowledgment that God speaks the life-enhancing word that invites change. Hardness of heart is a refusal to listen, an avoidance of obedience."