Wednesday, November 28, 2012
When a child is about to make a sandcastle on the beach, he or she first takes the forearm and clears a smooth space in the sand, soon to receive the creative shapings. It is the same for us when we begin to pray.
Clear a space within. When the Holy Spirit speaks, your soul will receive the words as God shaping your soul. Listen inwardly to what you read so that the finger of God will etch the Word on you soul. Recall the words of St. Paul in Romans 10:17: “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
What moves you as you listen? What does the Spirit seek to etch upon your heart, turned from a heart of stone to one of flesh by God’s love?
Your journal page is as the sand, waiting to receive what the Spirit says to you. Yet unlike sandcastles, the clear Word of the Lord remains forever.
The Reading for Today
This is the last of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year B.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Wednesdays are dedicated the Psalms.