Sunday, 14 February 2010

Thoughts to Prepare for Lent

Come back to me with all your heart

God’s invitation to return. What does God ask of us ? How are we to return to God. Perhaps we attend a church each week and spend time in daily prayer. Why would God ask us to return when we are already part of the ‘family.’ We might consider that we spend our days ‘serving’ God.

Do we think ourselves to be an outsider, or unworthy of the experience of knowing God. Do we feel excluded or separated from the God of churches and religious communities? The reality is probably somewhere between these two. However, the invitation remains the same . . .

“Come back to me with all your heart”

Spend a few moments reflecting on this as you listen to the following song




Scripture reflection: Take the time to read this short story told by Jesus concerning two people. The first who was confident and certain in his faith and the second who felt separated from God.

click here for the passage.

In the light of the reading what effect does the following phrase, if any, have upon your thoughts.

“There is absolutely nothing we can do to make God love us more than God already does : and there is absolutely nothing we can do to make God love us less.”
Richard Rohr : pg 168 “Things Hidden : Scripture as Spirituality.”

Whilst listening to the following music, reflect on your relationship with God and God’s relationship with you, the God who is "closer to me than I am to myself”

3 comments:

Victor S E Moubarak said...

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Passing By said...

I provide 24 hour care for someone who had their life wrecked by the Sisters of Mercy in Ireland's industrial school system.Those evil people abused,beat,robbed and enslaved the children under their control. The person i care for has retreated from the world because they cannot cope with the memories.
I wonder if God blessed them.

Contemplative Catholic said...

Such a sad post, thankyou for posting it. It reminds me of Martin Buber's quote, "nothing so hides the face of God as religion," though sadly, quotes won't help your friend. How fortunate they are to have you.