Friday, January 02, 2009

Reflection upon a John Baillie prayer......


Beginning my morning devotions with John Baillie's prayer for the first day of the month, this one being, January 1, 2009, I came upon this phrase - "For the great and mysterious opportunity of my life." Because I use this little Baillie book regularly, it is not the first time that I have seen the phrase, it is just the first time I've stopped to personally reflect upon it -

Life, opportunity
My dreams and aspirations
God’s plan and manifest will
Mysterious….can they be the same

Life, opportunity
A curse, a gift
A package of sorrow or hope
To remain sealed or to be opened

Can I reject the life, the opportunity
Can I change my destiny
Change God’s will
The will – free or not – whose and which is it?


Photo - The Cloisters, 12/23/08 - SS

3 comments:

  1. A beautiful reflection. Isn't it a blessing how sometimes a particular familiar phrase will jump up and grab our attention (a bit like Riley asking for food, I imagine!).

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  2. Wonder-FULL reflection. I run across things all of the time that I have underlined in the past and it's often like the first time seeing! xoxo

    Love the photo too. The Cloisters has been added to
    My must see list!

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  3. Oh, Lucy - thank you! And you will love the Cloisters. Can't believe it took many so many years to get there - it is a lovely spot.

    xoxo

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