love and grace

One of my favorite prayers is the prayer of St. Ignatius of Loyola:

“Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty,

my memory, my understanding

and my entire will.

All I have and call my own.

You have given all to me.

To you, Lord, I return it.

Everything is yours: do with it what you will.

Give me only your love and your grace.

That is enough for me.”

Love and grace…that’s all I really need. So why do I cling to so many things? I guess my prayer should be to be able to say this prayer and really mean it.

 

About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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