Thursday, February 18, 2010

"Be Still and Know That I am God."

The Lenten struggle, which is but an intensification of our everyday struggle, involves all sorts of things: fighting against temptation, learning to trust and to hope and to love and to forgive, weaning ourselves from addictions to the things of this earth, acquiring virtue, rooting out vice.

None of which we can accomplish ourselves, even though love prompts us to struggle with them. Struggle we must, but the main struggle must always be to stand still and simply receive God's grace and mercy, to let Him work in us. If we can but be faithful in this, all the rest follows.


Anonymous said...

And again He lifts you out of Deep Waters - ever so gently.

Psalm 18:16 He reached down from heaven. He took hold of me. He lifted me out of deep waters.