I’ve come to understand that that being with Christ is like being present at a wedding party. It is a celebration! Christ is the Good wine and He offers Himself to me in abundance, out of Love for me. It doesn’t make sense to dilute the Good wine with water.
I’ve also come to see that every conversation is an opportunity to know Christ, to experience His love, and to be a source of love to the other.
Why, then, do I choose to dilute my conversations with sarcasm and casual words? Do I fear exposure of my own heart so much that I deprive others of the presence of God, who dwells in me? Do I fear humiliation and judgement so much that I deprive myself of the presence of God in the people I interact with?
Matthew 15:11 says, “not what goes into the mouth defiles a man, but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” (RSVCE)
Sarcasm, down playing the importance or significance of my words, and being loose lipped…all of these conversational habits are like the water that dilutes the taste of the Good wine- the experience of Christ’s presence.
Father God, forgive my fearfulness and ignorance. Grant me the grace of being courageous in my relationships and confidence in Your great plans for me. Help me to live and speak intentionally, meaningfully and purposefully, so that I may be a source of Love for others. I ask this in name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
It is a crazy and mind boggling thing to be in a place in your life where all of your decisions have a direct impact on “the rest of your life”.
It feels like I have no room for error and it could be very easy to succumb to the fear of making a wrong decision.
But- I know that God is with me. I have utmost faith that I walk with Jesus in front of me and my Blessed Mother Mary beside me, whispering and encouraging me to fix my eyes on her Son.
“Come and see, so that you may know Me.” (April 21, 2013)
If I had any doubt in my heart that my God is for me, then today and the past few months of my life have worked to eradicate those doubts in me.
What kind of God sends His people to me, when I need them and ready to freely give in all the ways that I am in need of help?
What kind of God provides through unceasing Grace?
What kind of God brings me to meet His legion of Saints- people who have gone before me and successfully fought the Good Fight- and allows me to befriend them?
God, is truly one of Providence and overwhelming Grace. He is never to be outdone. He is relentlessly in Love and pouring out Love for me.
Lord, with all the prayers in my heart, may I learn to just surrender them to You. Father, I am forever in awe with Your Splendour. I have been stunned into silent adoration, silent tears, and a heart quietly leaping for joy.
Nothering compares to You, yet everything is a mirror that reflects You.
Thus says the Lord, “Just follow me, my daughter, no matter how scared and vulnerable you feel.
I am yours and you and mine.
I am at the end of your journey. Make me your greatest desire and the journey will be of no cost in comparison to the finish.”
Thanks be to God.