Thursday, August 1, 2013

"Then come receive Me..."

Catholic Inspired


I was in Adoration yesterday, and I was discussing  complaining to the Lord about how I haven't been feeling as passionate about my prayer and my love for Him. I know our prayer life can't be based off feelings, which is why I have been trying to push through this dry spell, but the feelings are definitely nice and helpful! Being the mental health major that I am, I was racking my brain trying to figure out the source of this, and why the passion has been sucked out of my relationship with the Lord. Not a second after I thought, Lord, I just can't figure out where this is coming from, I heard His reply in the depths of my heart:
 "Then come receive Me"  
I was floored. I couldn't believe that I hadn't realized it sooner. How can I expect there to be passion in my relationship with the Lord without the intimacy of receiving Him in the Eucharist? I went from going to daily mass at Franciscan to just going on Sundays since I have been adjusting to my full-time job for the past 3 months. It's no wonder that I have been feeling this lack. And oh, how I have been feeling it. Just as any relationship requires intimacy, our relationships with the Lord of our hearts requires the greatest intimacy. Receiving Him in the Eucharist is the most intimate encounter we can have with Him, as we receive Him into our bodies, hearts, and souls and become one with Him. Here in this place, we are vulnerable, exposed, open to having our hearts radically changed by His presence, His love, His very Being. I know everyone may be different, but I want that more than just one day a week. I want that every day of my life. I want that Love to transform me, to heal me, to live in me. Realistically there may be days where I just can't get it together, but I'm sure as heck going to get to that church as often as I can!

So without a second thought, my alarm rang at 5:40 this morning, and I pleasantly jumped out of bed, eager to attend this Heavenly banquet. Off I went at 6:20, and mass was beautiful magnificent  glorious. (As if it would be anything less!) And I even had time to go to my favorite coffee shop before hitting the road to get to work. And it's pay-day. And I'm going to the Pirate game tonight.

Thank's Lord :)

2 comments:

  1. What a beautiful and heart-felt post! You are so right on every point. I had to stop going to morning Mass after my kids were born and life didn't allow for it. I miss it soooo much. And I do feel my relationship with God has suffered due to the lack of it. I hope that in a year or two my youngest will be old enough to handle a Mass without constant disruption. This post has been a great reminder to try even harder to get to Mass when I can. Thank you. And thank you for adding this wonderful post to our link-up! Pray for me; I will pray for you.

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  2. Thank you Jennifer! I have been able to go the past couple weeks but some mornings it is definitely difficult and I struggle to stay awake! But I will absolutely pray for you and your family, especially in those moments where I don't feel like going that the Lord will give you grace and fill your heart! It is a good reminder that I am privileged to be able to go to mass since I don't have other commitments besides work so I should definitely take advantage of it. Thanks for the link-up! I look forward to more

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