Franciscan Media: A Doer's Prayer


This time of year, for many, can be an overwhelming confrontation with all that there is to do. The holidays fade away. The decorations come down. We return to the world, carried along by our resolutions or our goals, our dreams for the year, or our need to make up for lost time over the holidays. We are thrown back onto the treadmill. Each day is just another step forward on the doer’s march.

And just as we return to the world, the world also returns to us. Utopia slips away. We become overwhelmed by the weight of the world: the circus of politics, the outrage on display, the drama, the clickbait…as our hearts and minds get whipped around on the never-ending roller-coaster in our information age, fueling our doing or inner chaos all the more. True presence becomes more difficult. It is easy to react…

This blog was first published on Franciscan Spirit. You can read the rest of the blog entry HERE.


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