THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS UPON US

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce.

Today I pray, “Dear God, I read this book when I studied Irish literature in Ireland, traveling throughout that glorious land upon Your glorious earth for one month’s time in my college years. Any insight on the art of allowing throughout the United Kingdom at this time? ”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“You made me confess the fears that I have. But I will tell you also what I do not fear. I do not fear to be alone or to be spurned for another or to leave whatever I have to leave. And I am not afraid to make a mistake, even a great mistake, a lifelong mistake and perhaps as long as eternity too.”
—JAMES JOYCE

Sheesh. How dramatic!
“Fear not, for I am with you,” says the LORD. “I have redeemed you. I’ve called you by name. Child, you are mine. When you walk through the waters, I will be there. And through the flames. You’ll not — no way! — be drowned. You’ll not — no way! — be burned. For I am with you.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s