Sunday, February 11, 2007

Sunday musings...

Well, I think we're actually in for a bit of snow... an inch tonite, 1-2 tomorrow and I am hearing possibly a foot or more Tuesday... I am such a little kid! Even though I have to shovel, snow-blow, drive, work, etc in this stuff, I still get excited when a winter storm approaches... I always have. I guess to goes back to my days of being a kid and hoping school would be canceled. Thing is, RCIA was canceled last week due to some snow we got, and now it looks like if we get hammered like they are saying, RCIA will get canned again Tuesday nite. That's a drag because I love going to RCIA.

I am trying to talk Ian into going to the gym again today. I missed Tues and Wed, but I have been beating myself to death solid since Thursday, lol. If we go, today will just be some loosening up, sit-ups and hoops shooting. My knees are sore from all this walking and exercise bike riding. I need to give my rickety-ass body a break, lol. I am no longer in my 20's!

"Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." -Matthew 5:3

We read the version of the Beatitudes from Luke today (Luke 6:20-26). I love what Emmet Fox says about this first Beatitude: "To be poor in spirit means to have emptied yourself of all desire to exercise personal self-will, and, what is just as important , to have renounced all pre-conceived opinions in the whole hearted search for God." -The Sermon on the Mount p. 21 This teaches me that it is much more important to seek the Will of God, than to accumulate wealth here in my earthly life. I have to (if I wish to be at peace in my heart and aligned with God's Will for me) place my spiritual life over my professional life, my earthly material life. "We found that freedom from fear was more important that freedom from want." -Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions p. 122 (Step 12)

I have learned that there is a natural order to things and that I must place myself in God's Hands, seek His Will first. Everything else will come as a result of God's Will. And, if everything in my life has come as a result of God's Will, how could it possibly be bad? In other words, I must place more reliance upon God than upon myself. That's a tough one, something I must try to practice each day.

Prayer for today...

God/JC/HP... Please help me to stay sober today, and to live peacefully within Your Loving Care and Grace. I pray that I might be an example of what Your Love can do when one turns over his life to Your Care. I pray that I might keep in mind my mission here on earth, to serve You and those about me as I seek Your Will. I pray that I might leave my worries over things material in Your Hands that I might better live Your Will.

enjoy your Sunday in peace, friends!

6 comments:

mAAry-AAnne said...

Hi Scott. I had to look up the quote "freedom from fear was more important than freedom from want". I didnt recall reading that before (there so much great stuff). I read the pages before and after which gives me lots to think about today. Finding freedom from fear always does. Thanks, and have a great day.

Trudging said...

How did the gym work out.

Mary Christine said...

I didn't know that Luke's version is called the Sermon on the Plain - until last night. It is slightly different from Matthew's.
Thanks for sharing.

Noor Azman Othman GBE said...

As usual, love your post.

dAAve said...

I didn't realize that you are no longer in your 20's.

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