Week Thirty-Four. My Portion. My Honor.

Month Eight – Valuing My Body. Temperance with hope leads to self-control. 

Do I let God draw me towards the good? As a performer or achiever persona, my tendency is to be successful at all costs. This was a self-preservation tactic that I learned at a young age. In the middle part of life, as I explore meaning and purpose, I’m learning the importance of knowing my authentic self as that is the person I need to be in the world, not some image I’ve created of myself. Deep connection is high on my list of values. This includes the divine connection as the Lord is my portion.  As I value myself and practice the virtue of temperance and seek God as my portion, I’m given the gift of hope.  

He implanted Himself in the center of the world as an inexhaustible instrument of mercy, life, and health. Owing to this transformation, His divine wounds, like fountains ever gushing, remain eternally open to all straying and fallen souls who are eager to escape from their coarse, sensual aspirations, wanting to immerse themselves anew in the joys of sacrifice and the honor of purity.

A hopeful spirit is drawn towards the good, with self-control and a pure heart, which leads to salvation. Saving me from myself and my dysfunctional ways of being. This is my honor. 

The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3: 24-26

Thank you Lord for being my honor and my portion.

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