A heart for france

Being content

28 Apr 2013

Had a lovely 3-day retreat at the SIM France guest house and offices. Soula Isch took on the question of being content/satisfied. Here is one of the reflexions she found to share with us.

Vis le jour d'aujourd'hui, Dieu te le donne.
Live today right now, God gives it to you
Il est à toi,
It is yours
vis-le en lui.
Live it in Him.
Le jour de demain est à Dieu,
Tomorrow is God's
il ne t'appartient pas.
It doesn't belong to you.
Ne reporte pas sur demain
Don't carry over to tomorrow
le souci d'aujourd'hui.
Today's worries.

Demain est à Dieu, remets-le lui.
Tomorrow is God's - give it over to him
Moment présent est
The present moment is
une fête passerelle.
a festive passage/bridge.
Si tu la charge des regrets d'hier,
If you load it up with yesterday's regrets
de l'inquiétude de demain,
and tomorrow's worries,
la passerelle cède,
The bridge will collapse
et tu perds pied.
And you will stumble.

Le passé ? Dieu le pardonne.
The past? God pardons it.
L'avenir ? Dieu le donne.
The future? God gives it.
Vis le jour d'aujourd'hui
Live the present day
en communion avec lui.
In communion with Him.

 

by Bernadette Coupey.