Giving up control, even just a tiny bit, would still be an admirable gesture even in this late stage of Lent. I use control to order and structure my life. I like to be in control of my life and feel more comfortable when this is the case.
But too much control is unhelpful as I become trapped in the protective program that I build around myself. As John O’Donohue suggests, “this can put you outside many of the blessings destined for you. Control must always be partial and temporary.”
When I am in pain or at the time of death, I will have to relinquish control so it is best to start practicing now. When you do begin to let go, even just a little, it is amazing how enriched your life becomes.
Murroe Website EditorThought for the Week – Control must always be partial and temporary