“Please help me to know the will of my Father – not a scrupulous nervousness, nor yet a lax presumption, but a clear, reasonable knowledge; and after this give me a strong will to be able to bend it to the will of the Father.” – Flannery O’Connor in A Prayer Journal
I love this quote. It is so thick and hard to digest. My favorite part is the last line…
give me a STRONG will to be able to BEND it to the will of the Father…
So interesting because usually we think of strong wills as unbendable.
But she’s right. It takes a very strong will to bend to the will of the Father. On good days it can be hard – let alone the days where it is difficult and even seems illogical (especially to earthly standards).
So, here’s to working on a will strong enough to bend.