(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Source of Abundant Life

Who and where is the real source of power to sustain oneself on life's journeys and to fuel a lifetime of service to others? - a required and reluctantly performed community service project or frequent time in the Presence of the living God? Shouldn't the answer be  obvious? Look at how they respond to Him!

Why are we Catholics so reluctant to come into His Presence? Can there really be anyone or anything more important than and more entitled to our love, time and presence than He Who loves and died for us?

More than two centuries ago, Jesus invited Peter, James and John to pray with Him. They went to sleep instead, not once but three times. Our Lord asked them: "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" He extends the same inviation to each of us.  Sadly, He still finds most of us asleep.

The invitation and need to spend time in His Presence did not end when the Year of the Eucharist concluded. It's a lifetime gig, joy and blessing! Come!

(Video credit to Grassroot Films and YouTube)

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