Thursday, August 05, 2010

This is Where I Left It

See the little kneeler that's closest to you in this photograph?

I prayed there yesterday.  You can still see the little wrinkles that remained from the weight I put there with my knees.

Yesterday, when I was in Adoration in this little chapel at the Shrine of the St. Katharine Drexel, I chose a private spot behind the iron gates, where cloistered nuns traditionally sit.

And, as I prayed, I decided to leave something there.

I left it right there for Jesus to have, right there at the foot of His cross.

I gave it all to Him to do with as He wills.

This was not just a general surrendering of my will to His.  It was a very specific, very difficult surrender, one which I cannot understand in its entirety now, but which I will have a lifetime to experience. 

Pray for me, dear Reader, that I will not forget that I have left this behind.