Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Morning Shifts

After just getting finished iwht a morning shift and driving back to the place where we're sleeping, I noticed how the fog had not yet risen in the town, making it seem as if it was still sleeping. As I had walked out of the town two hours earlier to begin the shift, the fog was present, but the light of morning was quickly coming. The difference on the road and in the town was stark, and it really made me contemplate how that can be so true in our lives.

Often when we begin some sort of task, we can venture out into the unknown hoping for the best, even knowing that the Lord will provide us with what grace we need to make it through, yet when we take a break before having finished what we've set out to do, we might walk right back into the fog that we thought we had left miles ago. When this is true, we need to make sure that we keep our heads held high for the Lord will never leave us alone. Even in the midst of that fog is he ever present. We need to be docile before Him and allow him to work on us as He so wishes. It is only in the giving our ourselves that we will be able to receive, and this is no more true than in our relationship with the Lord God. Only by allowing Him to work in the midst of a foggy period will we find the light on the other side. And only through allowing ourselves to be molded will we truly appreciate the light of the new morn.

Lord, we ask that you form our hearts. May the Holy Spirit speak to us and bring us to an even greater understanding of true docility to your ways. May you shape us and mold us so that may be your emisaries to bring the light of the new day to a world still traveling through the fog. Fiat voluntas tua, semper.

1 comment:

daniel said...

Very beautiful, and very helpful. God bless you.

Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.