Five Steps to Peace: Step 5 – Stop Clinging

Dear friends,

I have been taking a summer break from the blog to prepare for the upcoming school year and to gather new writing ideas. My break has been refreshing and fruitful, and I look forward to posting regularly from next week onward. In the mean time, I would like to share this post from last April, which I hope you will find inspiring.

God bless!

Eric

God-Lights

imageLast summer, I had the opportunity to spend some time with confreres who live near San Jose, California. When I told a businessman friend that I would be spending several weeks in Silicon Valley, he got very excited and insisted that I visit Google: “Those tech companies are changing the world! Be proactive and meet people there!”

Having learned the importance  of networking during my New York days, I took his advice and started thinking of ways to get in touch with someone at Google. However, as I worked on solving the problem, a quiet thought from the Holy Spirit snuck into the midst of my calculations and plans: “You know what, why don’t you just let me handle this one?”

My instant reaction was a “clinging” one: “What! If I am going to make this happen, I need to be proactive. I can’t just assume that it will happen…

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