Finding God's Goodness

Meaning: Looking for God’s Goodness and Weekly Reflection Summary

Looking for God’s Goodness in contemplation and prayer.

You might find goodness by reflecting on meaning and God’s timing in this Meditation Poem From Guerrillas of Grace by Ted Loder.

Grant Me Your Sense of Timing

O God of all seasons and senses,

Grant me your sense of timing

            To submit gracefully

                        And rejoice quietly

                                    In the turn of the seasons.

In this season of short days and long nights,

            Of grey and white and cold,

Teach me the lessons of waiting:

            Of the snow joining the mystery

                        Of the hunkered down seeds

                                    Growing in their sleep

                                                Watched over by gnarled-limbed, grandparent trees

                                                            Resting from autumn’s staggering energy;

                                                                        Of the silent, whirling earth

                                                                                    Circling to race back home to the sun.

O God, grant me your sense of timing.

In this season of short days and long nights,

            Of grey and white and cold,

Teach me the lessons of endings:

            Children growing,

                        Friends leaving,

                                    Jobs concluding,

                                                Stages finishing,

                                                            Grieving over,

                                                                        Grudges over,

                                                                                    Blaming over,

                                                                                                Excuses over.

O God, grant me your sense of timing.

In this season of short days and long nights,

            Of grey and white and cold,

Teach me the lessons of beginnings:

            That such waitings and endings

                        May be a starting place,

                                    A planting of seeds

                                                Which bring to birth

                                                            What is ready to be born –

                                                                        Something right and just and different,

                                                                                    A new song, a deeper relationship, a fuller love –

                                                                                                                        In the fullness of your time.

O God, grant me your sense of timing.

The Path:  Weekly Reflection Summary

Sunday – Immersion. “How beautiful is your dwelling place.” Psalm 84

Monday – Devotion. “It takes effort to stay immersed until wonder reveals itself, and devotion to stay immersed until wonder becomes a way of life.” Mark Nepo

Tuesday – Truth. Meaning, truth, and kindness are my constant teachers.

Wednesday – Kindness. A fruit of the Spirit is kindness where being kind to and tolerant toward others comes from a deep-rooted love.

Thursday – Open. Life doesn’t add up but opens.

Friday – Savoring. Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself. St. Augustine

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