Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Father, into Your Hands

A friend of mine reminded me about a book that she gave me last Lent entitled, "The Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God" by Gerald Vann, OP. I remembered that it was a very good book to read during Lent so when I got home I pulled it off the shelf.

Just for kicks, I opened it up to see what I would find and this is what I read. It was such a good reminder (worthy of being posted in my kitchen) that I wanted to share it with you all.

"There is one simple way in which we can try to make sure that our activity is indeed Christ acting through us. You remember the last words of all: Father into your hands I commend my spirit. If, before starting any work for men, any speaking or writing or activity that will directly affect men, any puzzling over a problem that concerns others as well as yourself, you make a habit of invoking the Holy Spirit, the Bringer of Wisdom, and then say with Christ the words of Christ, Into your hands...then you are doing your best to put the thing into God's hands, to make it part of His will and His wisdom, and so you can cease to worry about the result because you can leave the result to Him."

On second thought, maybe this should be posted right next to the computer so that before I sit down to blog or email, I remember to place it all in His hands. I've been struggling with finding time to get my website done. It seems I have all these ideas that keep popping into my head, but never any time to get them onto the site. I think I'll try this method and see how it goes.


  1. Oh Laura this is invaluable advice. Thanks for the post!

  2. Thank you Laura...I really needed this today.