Get behind me, Satan! For you are setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.
I am very aware of some of the things I want to put behind me. There are regrets, of course, which I want to resign to the past. However, this Lent, I am much more aware of the other things I want to put behind me: the way I often think about my life in the present. I fall into habitual ways of perceiving events that drive my priorities, and I’m not always happy with where those priorities take me. Can ways of seeing the world which seem as comfortable as my own skin really be counter to God? Does my desire to make things happen the way I want them (as Peter did) sometimes run counter to the divine? Are my priorities really all that bad? Maybe not, but I won’t know unless I surrender them to God. I ask for the grace to set my mind on that.
(c) 2018 Nancy Jagmin
HeartPaths DFW Faculty