April 27, 2018

My Journey to God

Fist, or Open Hand

I tend to move through life
as a fist:
—clutching my agenda,
—forcing my will,
—unopen to interruptions,
—centered on myself,
—closed off to grace.

Lord, grant me the grace to live each day
as an open hand:
—releasing my agenda,
—receptive to Your will,
—welcoming others,
—desiring to serve You,
—open to receive all of Your gifts.

By Natalie Hoefer

(Natalie Hoefer is a member of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis and a reporter for The Criterion.)

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