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Talk Less--Pray More--Be Still

   I read a true story about a priest that really got me thinking about how God loves us. This dearly beloved priest was dying of cancer and the end was near. His brother priest wanted to go see him before he died. He made the two-hour journey by car to the hospital hoping and praying that his friend had not passed away before he could say his final goodbyes.

   When his friend entered the dying priest room, his heart sank because there was an empty bed. He thought he didn’t make it in time. Then out of the corner of his eye, he spotted his brother priest sitting and staring out the window. His friend asked him what he was doing staring out the window? The dying priest said, “I am allowing God to love me.” He didn’t need to speak or say anything, only to be still and allow God to love him right where he was at. The dying priest was filled with God’s peace and love.

   It seems like in my life, I get busy doing lots of things which I think are necessary. And some of these things are necessary to complete in order to function in this world— go to Mass, pray the rosary, read scripture, clean house, grocery shopping, cook, dishes, make out budgets, walk my dog and the lists go on and on. But how much time do I spend just sitting in the quiet and allowing God to just love me? How much time do I spend fretting and worrying about many things, instead of just surrendering my concerns to God so he can fill me with His love?

   “Be Still and Know that I am God.”-Psalm 46:10. I need to write these words on my heart and quiet my thoughts and breath in the peace of Jesus. It takes an hour by hour, day by day decision to let go of my anxious and worried thoughts. As I surrender, Jesus is ready to fill me with his love. With each act of surrender, I am allowing Jesus to love me. 

Reflection:

Jesus, I desire to come to you in the quiet. I beg you to help me surrender everything to you, so that you can love me right where I am at. Come Lord Jesus come and quiet my heart. 

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jc | Reply 28.02.2021 07:56

Yes -- be quiet and listen.

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28.02 | 07:56

Yes -- be quiet and listen.

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14.02 | 12:50

Well said

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13.02 | 19:05

Not so easy.

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17.01 | 10:04

GREAT STORY. HOPE I DIDN'T CLICK THE WRONG BUTTON AND CANCCEL I'M LEARNING TO USE MY LEFT HAND TO TYPE RESULT OF A FALL AND A BROKEN RIGHT ARM KEEP UP THE GO

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