I heard the most beautifully worded description from a friend who wants to know her husband more deeply. She prayed, “Melt our hearts into one.”
I haven’t really set a new year’s resolution for myself, but hearing this reminded me of my course and helped me reset my compass. I long for this and I think this is my prayer and my desire in this new year.
Sweet Jesus, please melt our hearts into one and then mold our heart as You will.
Whoever needs less should thank God and not be distressed, but whoever needs more should feel humble because of his weakness, not self important because of the kindness shown to him.
– The Rule of Saint Benedict
Our society builds up those with more making it difficult for those with more to truly feel humble. This then leads many with less to not thank God, but instead covet more.
I think we need to keep Saint Benedict’s perspective in mind and always in sight, despite being constantly bombarded with the opposite belief by the cultural norms of our society.
Jesus please help us to keep looking at things upside down and turned around so that we won’t be swept away by the world.