A POCKETFUL OF SUNDAYS
We cannot belong to God when we give our souls to things, activities, causes, goals, people; we cannot belong to God and "mammon." Instead, we must travel lightly, knowing that all things are God's gift to us but that nothing is permanent.
The water running across the palms of our hands is for refreshment only; we cannot store it, conserve it, bottle it, preserve it. It has movement like a river; now it is here but within seconds it is gone. All is fluid; all is air. Nothing is meant to stay the same -- and our God calls us to grow, not be static....
To cling is to commit the sin of idolatry, that worship of all that is not God. It is to make gods of all that is mere matter, neglecting God in the process. It is to invest in all that can tarnish, all that can decay, all that has limited "shelf life."
We cannot take the journey when we cling. The baggage we hold is too cumbersome; the attachments which weigh us down prevent us from flying or else cause us to fall mid-flight. All that we crave owns us; all that we are obsessed with possesses us.
When we let go, the angels rejoice because we give God permission to act-- and the God who loves us infinitely more than we love ourselves leads us to precisely where we need to go to find life....
C. A Pocketful of Sundays,
MY UPCOMING CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Imagery and Spiritual Awakening
Institute for Life Coach Training
Tele-course, Tuesday nights, October 15-November 26th, 2019. 5:00-6:30 pm CST
Day of Reflection: "Balancing Archetypes in Spiritual Direction"
Chicago Area Spiritual Directors (C.A.S.D.)
Thursday, November 7th, 2019. 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Carmelite Retreat Center, Darien, IL
Roz Camardella, email@example.com
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
- How would you define your relationship with money?
- How do you use your resources to help others?
- How might you be more socially conscious in terms of your purchases and investments?