Beyond the Clouds by Fr. Jacob Nampudakam, S.A.C. - Page 18

our existential nothingness, as well as on the beauty of our being. The Psalmist said, “Lord, I thank you for the wonder of my being.” This is mysticism, the fruit of a profound inner journey. In short, what I wish to say is that life is like a plane journey. With God as our Pilot, we will make that sojourn with ease and joy, provided that we let go; placing ourselves in the loving and protective hands of the One who created and sustains us. To abandon ourselves means also to accept our existential poverty, our nothingness before God. When flying above the clouds, we are no longer in control, willingly handing our lives over to the Pilot. We trust him and we trust the machine. There is no grudge, we do so happily so we may reach our final destination. This is the childlike trust that St. Therese of the Child Jesus was talking about. Trust which is unfailing, confident, and humble. This is the starting point for our further journey. Blessed are the poor! Julianne Calzonetti, Kutela, India 18