"...Thank you God... for the pavement that I walk. It goes on and on and it hurts, but you're always there with me. I talk to you all day long. Thank you for these feet that force me to keep going... The prayer of abandonment... is the appropriate natural response to the fertile soil of interminable human brokenness. It looks and sounds different from person to person, but at its heart, the prayer is a brutal acceptance of one's inability to control Life and an invitation for God to work in hiddenness... if you find yourself unable to fix the world and its suffering overwhelms you --you may also need to say a prayer of abandonment... let us abandon ourselves and our expectations to the God of warm meals, soft beds and kind words. A famous line oft repeated by Mother Teresa says, 'We can do no great things, but only small things with great love.' "
-Vitalia Tee (a pseudonym)