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A Passionist Prayer
November 13, 2019
from St. Paul of the Cross
"Flee scruples as you would a plague. They cause the loss of great treasures. Walk with courage and trust in God. Do not seek to become perfect by your own strength. When you are humble enough, God will give you all."
Lord, I waste so much of time trying to be perfect, even though I know it is impossible. It seems that I use my need to be perfect as an excuse in my life—if I can’t do things perfectly I won’t even try them at all. When I fall short, I worry so much about what others think of me. I know that this fear of others’ judgment has in many ways kept me from the life I want. Free me from this prison. Teach me to make choices based on my own mind—that which you gave me with the capacity for free choices. Let me see myself through your eyes. Teach me that there is no shame in failure in a life lived in union with you.