Another day, another procrastination, another inspiration… isn’t life amazing?
As I was stewing around the house, not writing, I wondered what I must get done: organize that service project? Tidy up for a biggish group of friends we’re expecting on Saturday? Cook? Shop? Organize rides for the kids, get sports gear together, do the laundry… Am I procrastinating? YES to all.
When I find myself like this, I know I need to sit quietly, and pray for a few minutes. The answer will usually come.
Nothing jumped out at me from the scripture readings. Then I read the Magnificat Meditation of the Day written by a French married laywoman, Servant of God Elisabeth Leseur, (1866-1914):
“All that life reveals each day … all that constitutes our inner being; all of this should one day become words or actions that reveal our depths.”
Is this another directive to write? God is really good about giving me messages I need more than once. (I don’t always get it the first time…)
“It is a difficult task, a great effort, to express our innermost thoughts, but we must do it, breaking open our souls as we might break open a sacred vase so that others may breathe the divine perfume.”
Helloooo, writers…. That’s the guidance for today. Again, pretty direct this time (see A Clear Answer, Especially for Writers). Thank you God, the Holy Father and Holy Spirit. Let me write in that same spirit, with strength and wisdom from above. Otherwise, my writing is not going to smell anything like ‘divine perfume.’ Quite the contrary…
Contain those worldly distractions — email pings, ringing phones, the buzz of the dishwasher finishing.
Sit. Reflect. Pray. Write. Pray again. Re-write.
Make time for the Lord. Make time to write. I pray for the intersection of these two passions. I pray that I may write according to your will Lord.
And the final touch from Elisabeth’s meditation:
“As we go along, let us spread ideas, words and desires, without looking back to see who gathers them up.”
She never even blogged… Truth be told, I love comments, likes and followers. I love to see who reads my words… but I know, that’s not humble. I struggle with humility Lord. So I’ll just ask You to help me do it your way God. It’s always better than mine.
Thank you for all the gifts and guidance you give me God. Amen.