Almighty ever-living God,
grant that we may always conform our will to yours
and serve your majesty in sincerity of heart.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
The Collect for the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time reminded us how we achieve perfection when we are fully children of God, our will conformed to his will for love.
In Gethsemane Jesus prayed, in agony, for the Father’s will to be done. Day to day sometimes this may seem ‘inconvenient’, sometimes it may seem quite impossible. When that’s so, it is going to be helpful (at least) for us to recognise if our will as opposed to the will of God we have good reason to pause and take stock!
- When were you lat aware that your will and God’s might not be the same?
- How did you proceed?
Bring your reflections to God in prayer.
Head of God the Father from a Trinity Carving, Musée Dobrée, Nantes. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.