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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A way of praying

"Abide in my love, remain attached to me, as the branch is attached to the vine. If we are joined to Him, then we are able to bear fruit. This is what it means to be close to Christ. Abide in Jesus! This means remaining attached to him, in him, and with him, talking to him. Abide in Jesus!"
The above quote is from Pope Francis, September 27, 2013. He was speaking to an International Congress on Catechesis. He tells them that the first thing for a disciple is to be with the Master, to listen to him and learn from him. This is always true, for us, too, and at every season of our lives.
Then, the Pope says:
"I ask you: How do you abide in the presence of the Lord? When you visit the Lord, when you look at the tabernacle, what do you do? Without you let yourself be looked at by the Lord? May we let ourselves be gazed upon by the Lord. He looks at us, and this is itself a way of praying."

I find it an easy way to pray and a one that just lets me sit in the Presence of Jesus and let him love me. The Pope says this letting the Lord gaze on us "warms the heart, igniting the fire of friendship with the Lord, making you feel that he truly sees you, that he is close to you and loves you."
Go try it.

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