2nd Sunday of Lent Year A

As I sit here typing this newsletter, I am still surrounded by pieces of paper.

The untidy desk remains untidy quite simply because there were too many distractions this week and the things that I wanted to focus on slipped past me. We create pictures of what should be, but the dreaming ends up unfulfilled.

How often do we find ourselves in that sort of situation ? We establish a priority, decide what has to be done first, clear the way in preparation, and that is as far as it gets.

Someone else becomes the priority, something else gets in the way. And so the chaos continues.

But maybe that is the right way for things to happen. Those who are rigid, determined, focused might just be the ones who, at the end of the day, fail to see others’ needs, fail to respond to what is really important, fail to hear the voice of God calling to us with work to be done.

Maybe the chaos isn’t so bad after all, because it is a sign that while we think we know what needs to be done, God has other plans.

Being open to other possibilities lets God be God, not me!

Just a thought!