Let It Go

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An oft repeated song the past months is from Disney’s movie, Frozen, the song “Let it go”.

I know it’s not easy but if only we could have an attitude of “Let go and let God” I believe our lives will be much easier (I’m preaching to myself as well here).

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. ” Proverbs 3:5-6

When I was single, I often prayed (or begged) that the Lord will give me a lifetime partner. Frustrated was a mild word to describe how I felt, because age was catching up and all my friends were getting married, except me. When I reached 40 years old, I sort of thrown in the towel. I gave up my “dream” of marrying and flew off to the US to live a happy, single life at the Big Apple. After a while, I felt in my heart that this was not “the life” that I wanted so I came back home and went back to work where I used to. There, I rekindled a friendship with an old chum which blossomed to a love affair. Shortly after, we got married, and the rest is history.

God is in control.

Oftentimes, we make plans but they fail and we get hurt and frustrated. Later on, we realize that it wasn’t meant to be in the first place. Life is a journey of letting go.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22 :42

Lent is a beautiful season of grace. During this time, we are encouraged to pray and reflect about our life’s pilgrimage and hope that in the end, we shall have eternal joy with God.

 ~ Marisa

The Slow Work of God

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I have to admit that more often than not, I’m impatient with myself, others, God and life in general. I already want to arrive without going through the painful process of the journey. No one wants pain, especially me who have such little tolerance for it. But with so much that I have gone through, I have learned that more than the results, the pilgrimage is more important. At the end of the day, I have to learn to trust because my life is not in my hands… it is in His hands.

~ Marisa

The Slow Work of God

Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
We are quite naturally impatient in everything
to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new.

And yet it is the law of all progress
that it is made by passing through
some stages of instability—
and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you;
your ideas mature gradually—let them grow,
let them shape themselves, without undue haste.

Don’t try to force them on,
as though you could be today what time
(that is to say, grace and circumstances
acting on your own good will)
will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit
gradually forming within you will be.

Give Our Lord the benefit of believing
that his hand is leading you,
and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself
in suspense and incomplete.

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ