`Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are to see through the plastic sham to living, breathing reality and to break down our defenses of self-protection in order to be free to receive and give love.
I love that, don't you?
Yes, sometimes nothing seems to go as planned---at least in the way that we understanding planning, which is wrapped up in our desire for control, and the preservation of our own oft-self-centered sense of well-being.
But when we let go of our fears, and our need for everything to work out neatly... When we break free from our feelings of dread over an uncertain future... When we decide to trust the One who we stumble after on the Way...
We soon discover that we are braver than we think, and there is freedom and life and light around even the most difficult bends in life's journey.
May this be so for you today and everyday forward, and may the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you now and always. Amen.