Monday, February 25, 2008

To conform

"There are so many times when we do not docilely conform our will to the divine will but instead want God to accomplish our designs and meet our every expectation; so often our faith shows itself to be fragile, our trust weak, our religiosity contaminated by magical and merely worldly elements."

Pope Benedict XVI

Uh, yeah, this is soooooooo true! For me at least. I wanted to keep this quote close at hand to remind me that it is I who need to conform my will to God's, certainly not the other way around! It's just so easy to forget or, maybe more accurately, resist that.