Simple Grace - - Mood Index -

Dear child, imag­ine a but­ter­fly who was blind to the glory of her wings came to you whis­per­ing of her long­ing. She tells you that she’s eaten up by jeal­ousy over the big, round body that her friend the bum­ble­bee has. You would im­me­di­ately see the wrong­ness of her de­sire: Gain­ing such a body would dis­tort her into some­thing ugly rather than the beau­ti­ful crea­ture she is. The soul of the but­ter­fly would be lost.

In­deed, if you gained the pieces you de­sire from other peo­ple’s lives that are not suited to your soul’s destiny, you’d cre­ate a sim­i­lar kind of mon­ster. Per­haps you’ve seen those who get one plas­tic surgery af­ter an­other out of a de­sire to ap­pear per­fect? They end up look­ing mon­strous as they at­tempt to over­ride your Fa­ther’s cre­ation. So, too, would you dis­tort your own soul by ad­ding worldly wins that don’t aid in your unique jour­ney.

Each life is a per­fect bal­ance of easy and hard, beauty and pain, gifts and giv­ing. Your Fa­ther has be­stowed you with a soul that cre­ates a whole life that can’t be re­duced to this house or that ca­reer or this body.

Please come to Me now and al­low Me to sweep away your feel­ings of lack. Worldly suc­cess is lim­ited: My love is in­fi­nite. Send Me your lov­ing grat­i­tude and feel the Holy Spirit bring My re­sponse as He lifts your spirit. Rest in Me, al­low the Spirit to re­fresh your spirit and know you’re beau­ti­ful just the way you are.

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and for­feits his soul?” —Je­sus to the dis­ci­ples,

Matthew 16:26

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