What Is A Miracle 3-10-18

40 SEC READING: what is a miracle?

March 11, 2018 by Paulo Coelho

We can define it in various ways:

something that goes against the laws of nature;

an intercession in moments of deep crisis;

healings and visions;

impossible encounters;

a last-minute intervention when the Unwanted Visitor arrives.

All these definitions are true, but a miracle goes beyond even that.

It’s something that suddenly fills our hearts with Love.

When that happens, we feel a profound reverence for the grace God has bestowed on us.

So please Lord, give us today our daily miracle.

Help us to see in each grain of sand in the desert proof of the miracle of difference, and may that encourage us to accept ourselves as we are.

Because just as no two grains of sand are alike, so no two human beings will think and act in the same way.

Help us to be humble when we receive and joyful when we give.

Help us to understand that wisdom lies not in the answers we are given, but in the mystery of the questions that enrich our lives.

Help us never to be imprisoned by the things we think we know, because we know so little about Fate.

And may this lead us to behave impeccably, making use of the four cardinal virtues: boldness, elegance, love and friendship.

taken from MANUSCRIPT FOUND IN ACCRA

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A Tiny Thing In The Arms Of God 9-20-17

“It seems to me that I am no more than a very tiny thing in the arms of God, and that I will remain so until I die. I do not know what He wants to do with me, but I desire it all.”—Venerable Marthe Robin, as quoted in Robert Ellsberg’s The Franciscan Saints

Faith 9-18-17

Faith is an attitude of trust in the presence of God. Faith is openness to what God will reveal, do, and invite. It should be obvious that in dealing with the infinite, all-powerful person who is God, we are never in control.
One of the most fundamental statements of faith is this: your life is not about you. You’re not in control. This is not your project. Rather, you are part of God’s great design. To believe this in your bones and act accordingly is to have faith. When we operate out of this transformed vision, amazing things can happen, for we have surrendered to “a power already at work in us that can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” Even a tiny bit of faith makes an extraordinary difference.