“The great turning point in your life comes not when you realize that you love God but when you realize and fully accept the fact that God loves you.”
Anthony de Mello
I am fundamentally directed towards God.
That means my deepest desire is for God
and to be the person God created me to be.
That’s God’s desire too
and there is never a moment when his love is not at work
drawing me towards him
making me into the person he created me to be
making me more and more capable of accepting and receiving his constant, unconditional love
and drawing everyone around me closer and closer towards him.
God is always already at work
So my part is to allow him
to open and let go
to let go and let God
and I do that by listening to the good voices
not the bad:
the voice of love
the voice of faith
the voice of hope
the voice of joy
and the voice of gratitude.
Because God is never at rest, I can be sure that he is constantly at work in my own life.
In fact, there is not a single thing that happens in my life that he has not either brought about, or is not at work in.
There is no area of my life in which I cannot meet him.
Therefore, dear God, help me to look for you in all things
find you in all things
allow you to find me in all things—
and give me the genius
that recognises you in every encounter.
Come dwell in me
and make me your home.*
*I am indebted to other writers, including Ruth Burrows and Margaret Silf, for some of the phrases used in this prayer, which I say every day.