Monday, April 21, 2008

Contentment

Contentment is not the absence of desire.

As Fairlight Meyer wrote,
"We like to make contentment a tame thing, a house cat - better yet, a guinea pig... Possible only when desire is so dead, imagination is so small, that nothing else is worth bothering about. A sort of dull indifference..."

Contentment is not the absence of desire, but rather the Mind of Christ ruling in our hearts. It is a state of complete trust in the One to whom we have committed our souls... The belief that not one hair can fall from our head without His notice, and that not one of our desires will escape the notice of our loving, all-wise God.

1 comment:

Jessi said...

Mary, I cannot tell you how this post has blessed my heart just now. Thank you so much!!