THE thing vs. MY thing

May 19, 2007

Well, I was going to get so much done today while my mother-in-law is here to watch the kids, but then I came across the wonderful blog M.O.M.S.: Mothers of Many Saints, and it’s so great that I must read their entire archives instead of reconciling bank statements. 🙂

As a fellow control freak, Hope’s post about learning to seek God’s will at each moment — even if it doesn’t fit in with her carefully laid out plans — really resonated with me. She writes about learning the difference between doing her thing, and doing the thing (God’s will):

The thing is what is in front of me right now. See, my thing might be a plan to get my phone calls made during a certain time of the day or to get the baby down for a nap, but the thing may be to change a really bad diaper or to comfort a neighbor who shows up at the door. My thing may be to work on the laundry because it desperately needs attention, but the thing may be to spend a little extra time with my six year old who’s feeling a little picked on and left out. My thing may be to get in a little time on the computer or make a phone call, but the thing may be to give my husband some attention and conversation.

Great points. Also, don’t miss the quote from St. Escriva she begins with. I think I need to tattoo that on my forehead.

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