May 28, 2011
Lord I Am Not Worthy
As I was getting to know the other visitor to the Secular Carmelites, he told me that he would pray for me. At first I didn't know what to say. My first thought was "Please don't". I would rather have him pray for someone who is truly worthy and in need of his prayers. Anyone but me. There has been more than a few times that God has laid his hand upon me and picked me up after a fall. I am most grateful for his aid and feel blessed that I was given his assistance. But to have someone pray for me is like asking God for something that I don't deserve. In the end, though, I simply said thank you. It would have been uncharitable for me to refuse this unsolicited gift from a person I barely knew. And as with all things it reminded me that we must take everything to God, even if we want nothing from it.