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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hold Faithfully to Your God-Given Path

We live in a world of novelty, innovation and change. We live in a society where things and people are disposable and dispensable. This is the path of the world. It is not the path of Mary. It is not the path of saints.

Those things that influence the temporal world also invade and influence the spiritual world. Our hearts are restless and seeking, and often we become fragmented and lost. It will not necessarily follow that we will find God in every fresh wind and idea that passes before us. The spirits need to be tested! It is rather often far more important and a point of practicing virtue to be faithful to what God has revealed for us!

We feel dissatisfied. God seems remote. The answer is not to rush out and buy more books, more media, more techniques to prayer. The answer is to rest in God, rest in his word, to HOLD HIM and his words in our hearts and to be faithful to the prayers we have been inspired to pray.

All this applies very well to our Office. There will be times when we feel disinclined, but the problem is within us, not within the office. That is a time to surrender, to trust in faith and faithfully continue.

Returning to Clare’s approach and concept of prayer let us again reflect upon:

There are deep riches in these simple thoughts. They are possessed of a faithfulness and a perseverance to that which God has revealed through his word, his Church and in prayer.
Hold faithfully to your God-given path and let nothing of this world deter you, but continue in his will.
Source: Poor Clare Colettines TMD

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