Over the last two weeks we listened first to St Teresa and then to St Ignatius speak to us of what we offer to God. Today let’s listen to these words from the Wesley Covenant Prayer,
I am no longer my own, but yours.
Put me to what you will, rank me with whom you will;
put me to doing, put me to suffering;
let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you,
exalted for you, or brought low for you;
let me be full,
let me be empty,
let me have all things,
let me have nothing:
I freely and wholeheartedly yield all things
to your pleasure and disposal.
Do these words echo the same spirit St Teresa and St Ignatius encouraged?
Where do the words find you today? Are you encouraged or are you put off?
Does this point to an attitude you desire or an attitude that is uncomfortable?
Maybe you can spend some time with this prayer and the prayers of the last two weeks and consider what draws you and what challenges you?