Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Gaze and balance

Tuesday in the Second Week of Lent

God alone is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold, so that I shall not be greatly shaken.
Psalm 62:2

“Remember,” my friend texts, “our balance is tied to our gaze.” Balance tied to gaze—I ponder the truth of these words. How often have I focused on those things that make me fretful, only to experience my whole life thrown off balance? When I look at the ground, I see only the ground. When I allow myself to be distracted by events going on in the distance, or in the distant future, I cannot be mindful of what is right in front of me.

When I gaze on God, my rock, my salvation, my stronghold, I am reminded that even those things that shake me, cannot greatly shake me.