Monday, February 21, 2011

Being a temple of the Holy Spirit...

I have begun reading the CCC each morning so that I can grow to understand myself and the gift that is the Catholic Church.  This book is definitely a gift.  Each day gives me something concrete to work on, something to think of and pray about and understand more fully.  Now whether I choose to do it is the thing.  God still gives me free will and I want nothing more than to please Him.  For He is the one who Knows me, Loves me and Strengthens me. 

I read an article today about the amazing things that are happening on the campus of Texas A&M and in this article it mentioned a program for the kids about the TV and Internet.  Do you use it unnecessarily?  Now there is a whole lot more to this article, but this one spoke to me personally.  I have an iPad.  I spend too much time playing with it.  I know this and so that is why this article spoke to me.  I have made it a point to cut back on time spent on it, especially if it is unnecessary.  This was how I had begun comparing myself to others.  I love to read people's blogs, I love to peak into their lives.  It is hard for me to give that up.  I am a very social person and feel very left out when things happen without me.  It is time for me to give that up.  "Let it go and let God." ( I love this saying)  It is time for me to look more closely at how we can have a house that functions so that we are not always "wishing" for order, but having order.  We have a very busy schedule and it is hard to find what works.  It's time for me to find what works for our family.  I have read so many books and really did try to tweak them to fit our family, they didn't.  It's time for our own program.

The hardest part of this will be to stop comparing myself to others.  I am a temple of the Holy Spirit, but am I allowing Him to share residence with my soul?  Am I making all the choices, without regards to His guidance?  Do I need to step out of the way and let the Love flow?  I think it's time for me to say "So Long Self!"

So now I will begin each day with the Holy Spirit prayer and ask Our Lord to help me step out of the way...

To the Holy Spirit

Breathe into me, Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy. Move in me, Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy. Attract my heart, Holy Spirit, that I may love only what is holy. Strengthen me, Holy Spirit, that I may defend all that is holy. Protect me, Holy Spirit, that I may always be holy. St. Augustine

1 comment:

Neen said...

I loved the readings from yesterday!