When Jesus looks at you and me, and longs to fill us with his life, who does he see? Does he see someone too full already? It could be too much stuff: possessions can suffocate us, possess us. Or we may be so overwhelmed by busy-ness that we cannot attend to the things of God. Or maybe God can’t find room to fill you, because you are filled with anger, or resentment, or an inability to forgive. Imagine Jesus looking at you with love, and saying gently, “let it go, let it go.” Let it fall away like the autumn leaves.
-Br. Geoffrey Tristram, SSJE