Lent Day 7

Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he was able to stand.

––Mark 9:27

In recalling the scene and gesture from Sunday’s Gospel, this reading from Evelyn Underhill may offer further insight and reflection.

Not many of us could say that. Yet there is no real occasion for tumult, strain, conflict, anxiety, once we have reached the living conviction that God is All. All takes place within God. God alone matters; God alone is. Our spiritual life is God’s affair, because whatever we may think to the contrary, it is really produced by God’s steady attraction and our humble and self-forgetful response to it. It consists in being drawn, at God’s pace and in God’s way, to the place where God wants us to be, not the place we fancied for ourselves.

In Peace,