I just wanted to share a little bit from the book. This is ONE (of many) parts that really hits me.
"I need oil," said an ancient monk, so he planted an olive sapling. "Lord," he prayed, "it needs rain that its tender roots may drink and swell. SEND gentle showers." And the Lord sent gentle showers. "Lord, prayed the monk, "my tree needs sun. Send sun, I pray thee. " And the sun shone. "Now frost my Lord, to brace its tissues." cried the Monk. And behold, the little tree stood sparkling with frost, but at evening it died.
Then the monk sought the cell of a brother monk, and told his strange experience. "I, too, planted a tree." he said, "And see! it thrives well. But I entrust my tree to its God. He who made it knows better what it needs than a man like me. "
What monk are you? I know which one I would be. My journey to contentment is going to be throughout my whole life. Contentment is accepting God's Sovereign control over all of life's circumstances. I am the first-monk woman trying to get to the second-monk woman.
I am excited to see what God is going to show me through this journey!
If you want to have a good book to read this winter.....
"Calm my Anxious Heart." By Linda Dillow