Friday, June 21, 2013

June 21 Point for Prayer

A link to the daily readings.

Point for Prayer

I think deep down Jesus is inviting us to fall farther and farther in Love with Him and with the people in our life. But He also warns us that as beautiful as falling in Love is, it does require some degree of sacrifice and, indeed, as we hear from St. Paul, suffering.

So, today lets pray for that Grace to fall deeper in Love with the Lord and with the people in our life.  And then ask for the Spirit's Gifts of Courage and Perseverance to support us when we experience the sacrifice and suffering that comes with that beautiful and life-giving experience of falling in Love.

A great poem/prayer from Father Pedro Arrupe.

Nothing is more practical than
finding God, than
falling in Love
in a quite absolute, final way.
What you are in love with,
what seizes your imagination, will affect everything.
It will decide
what will get you out of bed in the morning,
what you do with your evenings,
how you spend your weekends,
what you read, whom you know,
what breaks your heart,
and what amazes you with joy and gratitude.
Fall in Love, stay in love,
and it will decide everything.

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