WE MUST TRUST IN PROVIDENCE

AN INKLING For Courage and Lightheartedness

48th day of shelter-in – I say that is enough.  Lockdown is unsustainable.  People are realizing that they don’t want to give up their freedoms.  Let’s get moving again, don’t you think?

We shouldn’t succumb to prolonging the fearmongering of this pandemic.  When duty and love are joined, grace abounds.  I believe people want to resume work and life and still maintain safety.

Church – Reopen your doors.  We are the living stones of the church.  How can we draw life without receiving the sacraments, the bread of life?  Remember the recent martyrs beheaded by Isis who gave their lives for Eucharist.

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Puzzle of the Month:

Often we are covered with wisdom and wit, and oft with a cloth where the dinner guests sit; in beauty around you and over your head, we are countless, though numbered when bound to be read.

Can you guess the answer?  Hint: 6 letters

FROM THE DESERT COMES WISDOM

INKLING FOR  Wisdom

Desert Father Abba Zeno has left us a legacy on how to experience union with God in the quiet silence of the desert.  He recounts this story for the soul.

If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies.  Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.”

May these two weeks remaining before Easter sanctify our union with God.

IN A STILL CORNER

Saatchi Art Red Chair with Window by Paul Wright

INKLING FOR STILLNESS

Four days have past waiting for a technician to restore my Internet connection.  So I sat in my favorite chair just thinking, amused by the white noise as I settled in a deep silence which began to tickle my mind.  I felt pleasantly detached from the world not missing the chaos I normally avoid except for you my friends at WordPress and email.  Finally today the technical resolution arrived…but I do not want to let go of the peace.  What more do I really need?  Nothing really except to resume writing with joy.

Thankful and reenergized am I for this interlude with silence.

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“Good is the Lord to one who waits for him, to the soul that seeks him.  It is good to hope in silence for the help of the Lord.”  –Lamentations 3:22-26

 

KNOW YOUR WORTH

INKLING FOR WORTHINESS

When Saint Paul wrote to the Romans (4:20-25) about Abraham’s righteousness, we are given the same promise – that our faith in God will be counted.

In life we seem to store up treasures for ourselves, but “to be rich in what matters to God, we are not meant to be servants of greed and fraud (Rita A. Simmonds, poet and author) . Lord, what shall I do with the many treasures surrounding me?  To give to the poor is what I must do.  Only then will I hope to follow in Abraham’s footsteps.

What are your treasures for the day to give away?  May the Holy Spirit always guide you in these precious matters.