A lot of dollars by Reynermedia“My husband and I met with our financial advisor,” a friend said at a New Year’s Eve party. “He told us we’ve saved enough money, and we should start spending it.” After a life of carefully saving for retirement, she could hardly believe it: they have enough.

I wonder what it would be like to say that I have enough of anything: money, time, clothes, books, friends, accomplishments, comfort, love.

Do I really think I would be happier if I had more? Can’t I be happy enough, right now in this moment?

It all hinges on my believing that God is enough, and on God believing that I’m enough. As I write these words, my soul does a little happy dance. It knows: God is and you are.

Last week I told my spiritual director, “You know how a boat slows down and stops for a moment before the sails fill again, and it changes direction? I feel like I’m in that still place.”

Half a year ago, God asked me, “Am I enough for you?” I couldn’t say no. But I couldn’t say yes either. But now, God is not asking me. God is telling me, showing me, allowing me time to do nothing of great importance and feel satisfied. It’s strange, yet peaceful. I’m in no hurry for my sails to fill and for this boat to move on.

Feather 2 Jim Champion

Better is a handful with quiet
    than two handfuls with toil,
    and a chasing after wind.
–Ecclesiastes 4:6

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Love Mischief for the World

Love by Dustin Gaffke

That rascal God, who can’t keep silent (Isaiah 62:1), is poking around in our lives, waking us up to reality: God is enough and we are enough.

Notice what God is doing in your life to show you that it’s true, and you will be doing great love mischief for the world. For more on that, read Richard Rohr’s daily meditations.

What love mischief are you and God doing to care for the earth?
 Let me know and I will include it in an upcoming post.

Credits and References:
“A lot of dollars” by Reynermedia. Used with permission.
“Feather 2” by Jim Champion. Used with permission.
“Love” by Dustin Gaffke. Used with permission.
© Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim, 2016.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without permission from Esther Hizsa is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used provided there is a link to the original content and credit is given as follows: © Esther Hizsa, An Everyday Pilgrim 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.  http://www.estherhizsa.com

About Esther Hizsa

Esther is a spiritual director and writer. She lives in Burnaby with her husband, Fred, and they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
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