PSALM 103: 8-11
God is sheer mercy;
not easily angered.
Rich in love - abundant in compassion
He doesn't endlessly nag and scold
(like I as a human, flawed momma can do)
God doesn't treat us as I, through our sinful nature deserves;
or pay us back for our wrongs
(though when things go amiss we may feel as if that is not true).
As high as the heavens are over the earth,
so strong is His love to those who fear Him.
Fear Him yes but Not afraid but in awe.
In awe that we have life, one filled with blessings beyond measure.
Those blessings, that if we look even just a bit,
we can not miss!
Humility knows that there is a God, and I am not Him! It acknowledges the many gifts and talents one possess and uses them to the best of our ability but without boasting in them. Humility recognizes the Holy Spirit, Angels and Saints at work constantly in our lives but not dismissing coincidence but being open to the supernatural movement of the unseen world. Not the supernatural that mediums and ghost hunters seek, but the beauty that is the mystic nature God and the things of heaven.
My mind and most importantly my heart, was opened and prepared to accept such things by my time spent in Eucharistic Adoration. In sitting in the presence of Jesus - body, blood, soul and divinity, in the company of all of heaven, my foretaste as St Theresa of Avila spoke of. That is where the unseen transformed into the real, that is where the true conversation of my heart transpired, and where so many questions were answered. Awkward at first, my mind racing and my petitions flying - eventually, over time Jesus calmed my storm of thoughts and won over my heart. This conversation is still ongoing, strengthened and perfected with every single visit to Jesus in the Monstrance.
True Humility and Fear of the Lord lead to true treasure, honor and eternal life ... those are not measured in the way the world does - our thoughts can not contain all God has for us. For me this all began with an invitation to sit with Jesus (in Adoration) - to be open to know him better.
All Rights Reserved, Allison Gingras 2015
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On A Seeking Heart Friday, Oct. 2nd, Dr. Robert J. Wicks discussed the elusive yet crucial virtue of humility. This was honestly one of the most powerful spiritual discussions I have been a part of...