August 28, 2015
Toward a Deeper Holiness
This is the will of God, your holiness...
1 Thessalonians 4:3
As my daughter frets about the course of her young adult life, I regularly point out the truth that no one's life chugs along in a planned, straight line. Most of us, in fact, admit that we never could have predicted the course of our lives.
And doesn't it hold true for both what we might call the "good" and the "bad" in life (put in quotes because sometimes it's hard to evaluate which is which except in retrospect)? Who could have foreseen the wonderful outcome of such twists and turns? Who could have predicted such an unexpected sad circumstance?
St. Augustine's life is a perfect example of life's unpredictable course. But what is consistent on Augustine's journey is his pursuit of truth, which, after his conversion, became the disciple's journey to deeper holiness, knowing and trusting that this was God's will for him all along.
Lord, grace me with the wisdom to discern your will in my life's journey.
- Amy Welborn
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8|Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 10-12|Matthew 25:1-13