To surrender, to say ‘Let it be”’ like the Blessed Mother, is not within my power. ‘Let it be’ – Let it “be done to me” is to go against the grain. I want to see things change, for the better of course. I want to be different from what I am today. This is what I should long for. My efforts must be directed to “longing for” – “To let it be.” I should know that to say ‘Let it be’ is dangerous. It is courting change – the change that the Abba would want effected in my life. It is to throw myself into the arms of MYSTERY – which is the ultimate in the experience of mystery.
Fr. Siri Oscar Abayaratne.