In living out our Christian journey, we all know from experience that this is not one moment of progress and glory, followed by another moment of progress and glory, into the triumph of Christ’s risen life. We know from our hard experience that grace is costly, and there are many moments that call us to die. Baptism is not a once and for all transaction. It is a lifelong covenant that is expressed afresh in so many moments in life, that seemingly have nothing to do with God or church on the surface.
– Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE
Way of Love: Daily Practice
Ask God to help you forgive those who have hurt you.
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Yes, Br. Keith, the journey of the world presently isn’t one of “progress and glory” and it usually is not. Especially now. Today at morning prayer I read “Why are you so full of heaviness , O my soul? and why are you so disquieted within me? Put your trust in God; for I will YET give thanks to God.” (Ps 42). Then to my surprise in the next Psalm (43) there it is again! “Why are you so full of heaviness O my soul——?” Yet. Be heavy , it’s OK. Wait.