One of the popular songs in the early 90's goes like this:
The will of the wind
You feel and then
It will pass you blowing steady
It comes and it goes
And God only knows
You must keep your sails on ready
So when it begins
Get all that you can
You must befriend the will of the wind
Having meditated on the reading for the 12th day of the 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat, I realized that the term "wind" in the song actually refers to the Holy Spirit, God Himself.
We will never understand the will of the Father, but we can know and choose to befriend whatever that may be.
During a vocation seminar with the Carmelite sisters, the vocation directress, Sister D, illustrated this "befriending the will of the Father" through the simple clapping of hands. God's will is our one hand, and our will is the other hand. Unless the two hands join together, no sound will ever be produced. Our lives won't have meaning, our pursuits would all be empty, our hearts would be restless until we unite our will with God's. Then and only then can we make a beautiful sound.
Each of us has a special calling but we share a common vocation: to become a saint, to be fully united with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
St. Maximilian Kolbe was generous enough to share his formula for sainthood which is as simple as W + w = S. The big W stands for God's will, the small W for our will. When the two wills are united, they equal Sanctity.
Knowing and doing God's will is not easy. That's why we need the help of our dear mother Mary, the handmaid of the Lord, who, not even once in her life deviated her will from the wll of the Father.
And so with faith and humility, we say this prayer:
Lord Jesus, help me to become a good listener. Show me Your plan for my life. Bind me so close to Your friendship that I will be filled with Your love. Then I will bring Your love to those who are struggling, confused or lonely. Show me the way I can best use my life to serve people in Your Name. Amen.
Mary, Mother and Guardian of Holy Vocations, pray for us.
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