I find the reading for today to be quite harsh. Perhaps the statement: “we must stand forth, naked and undisguised in truth, and believe that nonviolent compassion and mercy are the absolute laws of our being and trust that this agape love is directing the universe” is difficult because it is a powerful reminder of our call to Gospel living.
I am asked to let go of any illusion of control or power. Only then am I able to envision what is real. It is not real to think that any human activity will find an answer to the problems of this world. Although I know this on a thinking level I realize that I still hold on to delusions of control.
Help me loving Father to surrender those false ideas to you.