Daily Archives: February 28, 2020

New Seeds of Contemplation 6

Bird and seedsEvery moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality tat come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of all men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish in and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the good soil of freedom, spontaneity and love.

…..Thomas Merton

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Doubt and Despair — February 28

BDay 1ut to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

—-Jonah 4:1-3

Question—Have you ever doubted God to the point of despair?

Prayer Lord, we all have Jonah moments. Help me when I’m so down that life doesn’t seem like living. Allow me to see your hand in things I don’t understand and learn to rejoice in them. Let me take the time to look for your imprint on events that take a different path than I think they should. Allow me to look beyond my thinking in search for your wisdom. Amen

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