Midweek Lenten Reflection: We ask this through Christ our Lord
"Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what he does, the Son will do also."
If Jesus recognized that he himself, being very God, does not act alone, then WE must learn the WE in our journey to health and wellness. The first step in the 12 steps begins with this all important word: WE. It's not about my ego and desire for perfection at the expense of others and my ministry, but it's about the work of the triune God in this priest, his minister, bringing hope and salvation to those who have lost their way. In this we recognize it is not our own will power that will keep us faithful to our plan for a healthy life. Though people may champion your will power once you are living that recovered or healthy life style, do not rest on human admiration. It's a remedy for disaster!
The second and third steps in the 12 steps say this: 2.Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity, and 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.”
Can WE place all this in the hands of the God whom we understand as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Our morning offering includes Priestfit, our food plan, our exercise plan, and our plan for prayer in the rest of the day. Give it all to him!
3rd Step Prayer God, I offer myself to Thee- To build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always! Amen.