13 March 2009

Thought from Matins

When we pray "thy will be done" we are not merely recognizing that all things come to us from the hand of God, but we are praying for the grace to accept all things from His hand as He would have us accept them, as gifts given from His heart of love and to be received lovingly by us. It's miles from fatalism; it is the triumph of faith.

1 comment:

Fr. Timothy D. May, SSP said...

This is echoed in these words: "The entirety of our prayer is 'Your will be done' -- not as a note of resignation but of desire beyond expression. To that end, I commend myself to your intercession, and that of all the saints and angels who accompany us each step through time toward home."
(Fr. Neuhaus in his last column.)