Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thirsting for God's Will

A reflection on the first Mass reading for October 14, 2010 (Ephesians 1:1-10) by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.

In this morning’s first reading we heard: “Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God to the holy ones who are in Ephesus and faithful in Christ Jesus.” When I heard this I thought so much of the will of God. The passage continues: “He has made known to us the mystery of His will in accord with His favor that He set forth in Him as a plan for the fullness of times to sum up all things in Christ in Heaven and on earth.” It’s that will of God, that mystery, that struck me. In our lives there comes a point when we so long to know God’s will-- when it’s so deep in us that all we care is to do His will and we actually thirst for it. Your soul really thirsts, it’s so tangible. It’s a holy place to be because you want to let go of all things to know Him and His will and the power of His love. Nothing else matters.

When we do that, there’s a real fire, a real fountain of God within us. It’s not that He always reveals what is His will but He assures us to trust. That’s the power-- trust. Trust Him. He loves us. He desires only our good. I don’t think we can give greater glory to God than to put our hands in His and say, “I trust you.”