Thursday, August 14, 2008

As God pleases. As God wills

Just a little thought amidst the anxiety that so many are facing at this time…

This week we celebrated the feast of St Clare, but I’ve been thinking about her successor, St Colette, and in particular, have been reflecting on some of her words.

We hear much about mantras and of the way in which the constant, steady repetition of a few words helps to calm the mind and heart. Some people travel the world to find their guru and a mantra that will help them to face the ups and downs of life.

Yet, think for a moment. Is not the Rosary a type of mantra? Then, too, try using St Colette’s refrain, “As God pleases. As God wills” as you breathe in and breathe out. After repeating these words even for as short a time as ten breaths, you will find yourself gradually becoming more calm, more peaceful, more disposed to hear what the will of God might be, more prepared to listen than to object.

So little in exchange for so much! As God pleases. As God wills. His plans might not always be comfortable in the short term, but the long term rewards are heavenly!

God bless,
Sr. Janet