Holes line the coral beaches of Tonga. Waves deposit small pieces of coral, sand, and tiny shells in them during high tide. Studying the collections in different holes, I reflected on how space makes room for new possibilities, often inviting change.
My prayer response:
God, help me create more space within. May I welcome Your Beauty into that “space.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.’ Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.’ Another said, ‘I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, ‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ And the slave said, ‘Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.’ Then the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled. Luke 14:16-23
Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.
Photos: Coral beach on the island of Tonga (South Pacific). Holes can be viewed on the shore line (the lower left of the photo above).