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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

God Meets Us Where We Are

James Martin, S.J. has a new book called "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life." I have not read it but saw it advertised in America, the March 8 issue. There is also an edited excerpt from this new book that is under "Faith in Focus" in the same issue. I would like to reflect on just the last paragraph of that article as it says so much to me and I suspect it will speak to others, too. Here it is:
"If God meets you where you are, then where you are is a place to meet God. You do not have to wait until your life settles down, or the kids move out of the house, or you have found that perfect apartment, or you recover from that long illness. You do not have to wait until you've overcome your sinful patterns or are more "religious" or can pray "better". You do not have to wait for any of that.
God is ready now."

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