“And I tell you, ask and you will receive;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.”
~ Luke 11:9
There is nothing I have earnestly asked for that I did not receive: a loving family, a lovely home, a career driven by love and service. In fact, my life has been so blessed that I dare not ask anything more. In recent days, I have come to realize that life by itself is a tremendous gift. Because I am alive, everything is possible. Need I ask for anything more?
I have sought many things in my life: success, comfort, esteem, distinction. Most, I have found. These days, it seems, I’d rather let things find me than I finding them. I take each day as it comes and simply seek what each day has to say or do to me. I seek to find depth and meaning in the ordinary. I want to find company in my solitude and the greatest conversations in my silence. I want to find the moments I might have missed in every moment I still have to relish.
I have knocked on many doors and most have opened in serendipity and adventures for me. Lately, I have stopped knocking at doors. Instead, I wait for someone to knock at my door. Who else will come and knock at my door. I am afraid though that with my increasingly poor hearing, I might not hear it when someone knocks. Or, with my failing eyesight, I might not see or recognize who is at the door and turn away.
Lord, your words have been always been spirit and life to me. Teach me to be always grateful for what I have received, ever filled with wonder in my seeking, and constantly filled with faith at whoever and whatever is at my door.