Your words today O Lord are so comforting, inviting me to rest in you, to stay in you like a child peacefully asleep on a parent’s lap or tummy. Today O Lord I just wish to be comforted by your loving presence as I try to examine my past and present life.
“O Lord, you have probed me and you know me… Truly you have formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb.” (Ps.139:1,13)
Like St. Paul, give me the grace to realize deep within me how you have personally called me for this mission in life that began “from my mother’s womb when you set me apart and called me.”(Gal.1:15)
Teach me to be like St. Paul that before going to anyone or anywhere, I must first seek you within me, right inside my own wilderness, my own “Arabia” in a retreat to reconnect with you before “consulting flesh and blood.” (Gal.1:16-17)
So often, I am like Martha who is so “anxious and worried about so many things” (Lk.10:41), forgetting that to truly welcome you like Mary is to sit at your feet, listen to you as you speak for it is the only one thing needed in life that St. Padre Pio had also taught us in this modern time to simply “pray, hope and don’t worry.” AMEN. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan 3022.
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