A meditation.

21 Mar

[A meditation.]

At any given moment, I’m in the middle of approximately five books.  It’s a blessing and a curse.  Currently, they’re all non-fiction and non-fiction books & I get along in the beginning.  But we rarely make it to the end.  I’m about half-way through all of them.  I’ll pick one up, then another, all while forgetting about the third [and forth and fifth] still sitting on the shelf.

One current read is A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans.  It’s delightful; I don’t think I’ll have trouble making it to the end of this one.  And within its digital pages on my kindle, I found an ancient meditation by St. Teresa of Avila that I love.  I should pray it each and every day.

Let nothing upset you,
Let nothing startle you.
All things pass;
God does not change.
Patience wins all it seeks.
Whoever has God lacks nothing.
God alone is enough.

God alone is enough.  Amen.

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2 Responses to “A meditation.”

  1. Elizabeth Luiten March 21, 2013 at 11:18 pm #

    I bought that book recently but I haven’t started reading it. I’m glad to hear it’s a delightful read. When I cracked open the book and saw the small print, it turned me off. (what a snob, right?) Anyway, you’ve given me new excitement to pick it up. Well, after I finish the four or five books I’m in the middle of too . . .

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