I've been a very bad blogger lately. I'm sorry.
There is really no excuse as to my being absent so much except for the fact that I just have not had much to write about lately. I wrote about my feelings toward the inauguration last week and well, I just don't feel like writing about politics as I'm finding myself increasingly annoyed by recent events.
I'm not feeling very inspired either.
So, I'll leave you with a beautiful quote that has recently become my heartcry as I've done some major soul searching lately.
"Deliver me, Jesus— from the desire to be praised, honored, glorified, preferred, consulted, or approved. Deliver me, Jesus, from the fear of being humiliated, criticized, forgotten, ridiculed, maltreated, and from the fear of what others will think. O Jesus, give me the grace to desire that others would be loved and esteemed ahead of me, that in the eyes of the world they would increase while I decrease, and praised while I pass by unnoticed, that others would be preferred in all situations, that others would become more than myself— in order that I would be as holy as You want me to be."
—Charles de Foucauld
I want to be that with everything inside of me. I truly do.