Thursday, March 12, 2009
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom do I fear? The LORD is my life's refuge; of whom am I afraid? Psalm 27:1 We can take refuge and peace in God whose love is far greater than we have ever imagined. During Lent and throughout the year, when you receive Holy Eucharist consider praying for God's grace when you return to your pew. First consider where God is present in you. Consider the inner thoughts and workings of your heart and how when God is present He works to perfect you. He takes the rough edges and smooths them. He quiets the impatient heart and calms the angry one. In recognizing God's presence and His works, consider praying for God's little packages of spiritual gifts that he has waiting for you. We need only ask and at the time when we have come back from communion there exist an abundance of grace within us. At that moment it is good to seek God's attention to ask for your spiritual gifts, He is more than happy to accommodate you. Those gifts should be the things that you are lacking that will make you follow more in Christ's footsteps and more ever so slowly towards the perfection which is God the Father.
Posted by Paul Bernacchio at 3:19 PM