No-one desires pain. But he can
think that pain is pleasure. No-one would avoid his happiness. But he
can think that joy is painful, threatening and dangerous. Everyone will
receive what he requests. But he can be confused indeed about the things
he wants; the state he would attain. What can he then request that he
would want when he receives it? He has asked for what will frighten him,
and bring him suffering. Let us resolve today to ask for what we really
want, and only this, that we may spend this day in fearlessness, without
confusing pain with joy, or fear with love.
"Father, this is Your day. It is a day in which I would do nothing by myself, but hear Your Voice in everything I do; requesting only what You offer me, accepting only Thoughts You share with me."