On retreat at King’s House this New Year’s Eve, where Fr. Mark Dean, OMI, has already blessed me with this thought-provoking observation…
God will not STEAL AWAY our hurts, our grudges, our disappointments… simply because God respects our freedom. (We are always free to keep holding them tight!)
But God will gladly REMOVE those hurts, when we give God our permission to do so.
Which raises some intriguing questions: What “2019” resentments am I still clutching?
What hurts do I cling to…as I peer into the New Year?
And wouldn’t my vision be a bit clearer in 2020…if I just asked God to help me let them go?
Let us remember that we are in the presence of the Holy & Merciful One.