Everyday O Jesus I pray to be near you like Jairus falling at your feet, begging for something or someone so dear to me. Or like that woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years, hoping to be close to you, contented in just touching your cloak (Mk.5:22, 27).
But being near you O Jesus is not enough for you. You desire us to be intimate with you, to be one in you not simply be with you.
O Jesus, help me to trust you more, to believe you more. How foolish I am, O Jesus, when so often you ask simple things from me like looking at you, staying with you, remaining in you to always remember that “in my struggle against sin I have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood” (Heb. 12:4) like you. Amen. Fr. Nicanor F. Lalog II, Parokya ng San Juan Apostol at Ebanghelista, Gov. F. Halili Ave., Bagbaguin, Sta. Maria, Bulacan.