These last few days I have had impressions of how life can be so cruel, how people who have greater responsibilities in their jobs, can cause a great blow to a lesser person’s life. And I have seen how these lesser persons take these misfortunes in great stride. These past few days’ events in my life have saddened me, but today I’ve been given the gift of hope. Funny how a good night’s sleep can brighten one’s outlook.
I remain humbled. I’m directed by the Spirit to obey and ponder these events in my heart. I am given another chance each day to do His work. My gratitude to God is huge. His bounty is endless. He gives me what I need. He makes me feel better. He gives me what I should endure for the day. I somehow think – “Oh there’s more I should be doing.” And more often than not I fail to do these in a consistent manner.
I wish God would give me a stronger back, a stronger heart, greater confidence. But being Franciscan the grace I am given is sufficient for each task. And no more.