"...live in a manner worthy of the Lord, so as to be fully pleasing,
in every good work bearing fruit and growing in the knowledge of God."
Well-known gifted author Sister Melannie Svoboda, who blogs at Sunflower Seeds, has posted a soul-searching sort of poem that she wrote for Christmas. It's called "A Christmas Prayer for Divine Intrusion," but, as she points out, it can be prayed any time throughout the year. It's my kind of prayer: no-nonsense and no-frills, straightforward and unafraid. I am reluctant to post this little gem in its entirety without Sister's permission, so look for it here. I hope it stretches your heart and your mind as much it did mine. Meanwhile, I find myself repeating these few lines:
"Free me from my tendency to wrap around myself."
"Enlarge my world. Direct my attention to all that really matters."
"Accept me as I am, but keep nudging me to be a better version of who I already am."
"Help me to live less cautiously."
"Keep telling me to grow up. Keep telling me to be more childlike."
Welcome, Son of Mary! Come and be my Divine Intruder! Amen, amen!