as something holy?
We are taught to be so involved.
Involved in people’s lives,
the latest gossip.
We are supposed to be fully updated
on all these events,
all the time.
And not really what we should be doing.
We are supposed to be detached from the world.
What we should be most involved in is Christ
and how He is working in our lives
and how He can work in others’ lives through us.
But we’re not.
Montfort says detachment from this world is blessed.
He uses another word,
Indifference is such a ‘blah’ word to me.
It so goes against my nature.
Anything that I do,
I go full force,
I put my heart and soul into everything.
But I don’t think that is the way it should be looked at.
I think it means that we should not allow the stress of
the day to day struggles eat at us.
I think we are supposed to be detached from the world
and the stress it so generously provides
and the lies it tries to sell as truth.
I think it means taking a deep breath
and offering it all up to God.
Being detached from the world means
allowing our hearts to be more attached to God.
We all get angry and stressed out by the world,
but when we acknowledge that none of that truly matters,
when we live by blessed detachment,
and show our indifferent to everything by Christ and His plan,
we experience peace.
Today, I am going to try and dismiss all the unnecessary
and negative emotions of this world.
Detach myself from them.
And more importantly,
attach myself to Christ and His plan for me.
Are you up for the challenge?
This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary.