Season’s Resolve

by Sr Nunother  

A morning or two ago, a friend read a scripture to me.  It was as if I’d never heard the words before, although I’m sure I have.  From the New Living Translation, Matthew 12:20:  “He will not crush the weakest reed or put out a flickering candle.  Finally He will cause justice to be victorious.”  In this season of resolutions, I can’t think of one I’ll faithfully keep.  I could resolve to lose weight and not lose my temper, to make time but not waste time, to be confident while not becoming absolute.  But I am the weakest reed and the flickering candle.  I set aside all false sense of self-accomplishment and make the one resolve within my reach:  to rest in His strength.

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About Sr. Nun Other

May 16, 2012, completed my 30th year as a Sister. It was both a milestone and just another day in an interesting journey. Some of those thirty years included singing with Gloriae Dei Cantores, marching in Spirit of America band, and serving on our Sisters Council. As a monastic, I live surrounded by beauty and within a frame work of opportunity and possibility. I'm sixty-four (much to my surprise) and extremely grateful for my life as a sister - past, present, and future.

One thought on “Season’s Resolve

  1. I finally read this blog, I love the picture and the quote, but had not come to the same conclusion as you did…maybe I will de-stress, if I resolve to try to take deep breaths and rest in the same Strong Arms…Thanks for the blessing of your words.

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