Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Knotty (yet graceful) Problem

Yesterday I was meditating about how to solve a situation...what is my part, and what is God's part? Maybe its like a knot in a rope. We can pull frantically on the ends, all the while praying/worrying/forcing, and the knot just gets tighter.

Or we can do nothing, let go, and ask God to untangle it. Barring a miracle, the knot stays tied.

Or we can do our best with our patient hands and wise hearts, and God's given breath and strength, to unravel the twists, and work them loose, gently. THEN we can let go, after we have done our part.

If we do our best, Grace does the rest.

5 comments:

Angel-Star said...

i still need a miracle...how about you?

Ralph said...

Nope I do not need a miracle I found people like you who give me little miracles every day.

Angel-Star said...

thank you, Ralph!

Anne said...

I feel knotted up. It stems from a friend leaving to go to the Peace Corps and my own personal self-doubts which you have said time and again "is a hate crime".

This entry helped me see the feelings for what they are and not fight them.

Thank you ;)

Angel-Star said...

Thank you anne...self doubt is a hate crime, yes, as both of us well know...