My personal spiritual philosophy is based around the concept of attunement. I want to be grounded enough in my prayer life to venture out into the world. I make decisions based on an educated guess and remain alert to clues that I have chosen correctly or incorrectly.
This suits me very well. I fear presuming to know the mind of God, so by making decisions in light of our relationship, I can be open to hearing His wisdom for my life. After all, He sent His disciples out into society, not up onto the mountain. Having this philosophy also prevents me from paralysis of decision making or the temptation to over analyze what may or may be a sign.
The opening prayer at Mass today calls for us to be attentive. Pray, work, and in all things, be ready to make adjustments to conform more perfectly with God’s Will.
First Reading: Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-27
Gospel: Luke 1:39-56