Our bodies produce one quart of saliva every day. Unconsciously, we swallow it without a problem. But, if someone brought us a glass of our own saliva to drink, we’d find it tough to swallow.
Externalizing is the process of getting an idea out of our internal world and looking at it from the outside. Doing this is hard because we must set aside our own logic, motivations and ambitions. We also must have the courage to take something close to us and dare to see it in a way that makes it harder to swallow.
For this reason we turn to God in prayer, as God alone, by definition, is external to all of us and our vested points of view.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Spirit, help us acknowledge the limited horizons of our vision and give us the gift of courage to see all things from your elevated, ineffable, external vantage. Amen.