PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005
Sunday, February 13, 2005
But back to Marcus Aurelius. I am willing to accept the “wrestling” part of his one-liner but I don’t want to deny the “dancing” involved in living the call to total love and service. One of my all-time favorites among commercials comes to mind. It shows the little legs, lace-edged socks and patent leather shoes of a 3 or 4 year old. Her small feet are firmly planted on top of her daddy’s big shiny shoes. She confidently and proudly smiles as she holds tightly to his outstretched hands. The dance steps are unknown to this little one and may be difficult to execute – but not to worry. Her daddy knows them all and will surely and gently guide her.
In my own more honest moments, I admit there are many steps I cannot master in living out my Baptismal commitment. But not to worry (I tell myself), for I am very familiar with dancing on my own Dad’s feet. I like to think those sweet experiences pave the way for a deep trust in the Lord of the Dance.
I will recall and thank the Lord of the Dance for all the lessons taught me so far. I will try to discover the areas in which I am refusing to let my Divine Dance Instructor take the lead.
|Contributor: Sister Jane Claire Simon|
School Sisters of Notre Dame, Baltimore Province
6401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212-1016
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