God of all activity, in your wisdom, you’ve given us a very energetic world. Our minds and imaginations are all instruments that enable us to find you in quiet, prayer, and activity. Yes, just now, that gift of imagination took my mind on a ferris wheel ride. I was caught up in all the times we went round and round, and all the seats held people of various ages, cultures, and life styles. I wondered why I was a part of this “gang” going round and round, and what this has to do with the quiet I was trying to experience? Then it hit me, this “gang” symbolizes all who ride the ups and downs of a lifetime, all part of the grand scheme of the adventure we call life. Give me a clearer vision that the activity that calls for justice, peace, and acceptance is within my reach. God of all activity, clue me in to how all the ups and downs can bring substance and harmony to life.
S. Karla, OSF
Oldenburg Franciscan Center
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg