If just then you do not feel like having a bath, but still stand under the shower , you will become just as clean then when you feel like it.
Neither is it important what you feel whilst praying , because your feelings are not under your control, they tend to fluctuate , the evil spirit can also influence them . What is important is what you want . We will never be judged based upon our feelings . A professor cannot say : because you did not learn the anatomy joyfully , I won’t let you pass your exam. There is no such thing . Have you learnt it or not? It does not count what your mood was like , what sort of desires tried to jostle you about . This is also what is important in your prayer as well, that despite your flagging mood you still want to be close to God .
If your heart prompts you, let go of the trapeze , and fall into the yawning chasm ! Have faith to throw yourself into the arms of the living God ! It is not easy , I know, but the Lord of life , in whose name you said yes to your yearnings , will not take His eyes off you, won't let you fall down passively to break yourself , He will hold you up and with secure hands will lead you on. And this perpetual moving forth -this is life .
It was not God who drove man out from Paradise , but it was man who drove out God from his own world : with his unbelief, turning away , disobedience , distrust.
The world had a realistic chance for Adam and Eve-the first couple-and mankind to make a decision by God , Love . The story of mankind could have continued like that as well if they would have said “yes” to Him, and could have lived in harmony with Him and one another as well.
What is beautiful , that every page of the Holy Scripture is about God calling us again and again, He would like to win-over mankind and would like to embrace all of us personally and one by one to Himself . The decision is ours , whether we accept the outstretched hand towards us or we reject it, the world’s fate depends on our decisions . What is remarkable that for God there is no life that drifted once and for all into a dead-end street . The match , whilst we are alive ,is not called off .
Our Beloved Heavenly Father , I beseech You very, very humbly , give us strength to try and concentrate to complete the tasks You entrusted us with ! Help us that we turn all our time, energy to bring our own tasks to a satisfactory conclusion . . Grant us wisdom to understand that it is much better, even if stumbling , but to carry out our own tasks rather then meddling in someone else ’s affair.
Your Creator is calling you, He would like to surprise you with the teaching of the infinite distances , in His goodness He would like share more of Himself with you. God created you for Himself and wants you to get yet another step closer to Him .
You are yearning for infinity and there is nothing wrong with this , after all you are on a journey , your are the pilgrim of the eternal life ! A pilgrim is one, who sets out on a journey , because believes that this is not all yet, that there is more , more beautiful , valuable than all that he achieved so far and possess .
It is a wonderful feeling to know , that with your work you can give joy to the infinite God ! To know that your efforts , your everyday stumbling good intentions places your tiny hand into God’s infinite hand and adjusts your feet to the steps of God walking the infinity .
If a person in the sacrament of reconciliation is only looking for an adventure, human satisfaction, or instead of spiritual guidance they would only like to get a spiritual chatter , they can be easily disappointed .
God loves every man with eternal love and this eternal love is independent whether one reciprocates it or not. God does not stipulate conditions for this, does not dispense it in dribs and drabs , that I only love you if you do this and that ……
We have to believe in mankind ! When we talk with someone , we have to present that person with our infinite trust in man. Jesus did not put His apostles through sixty-six tests so that they can become His co-workers , He is not showing any signs of anxiety whether they pass the exam or fail , but He trusts in them . Trust gives you wings . Where does this uplifting force stem from ? From the fact that a man freed from fear can be incredibly brave and strong .
He makes Himself One with us , without exception He shares in our suffering : with the abandoned , hungry children , the victims of physical and spiritual abuse and with all the sick people -we human beings are incapable of doing this .
Pain, suffering is not something that can be dispensed by drops, nor can it be measured . For the outside world the invisible suffering, fear , hopelessness often can push a man into an abyss . But we also have to know that our suffering is not in proportion with all the goodness, joy , that God gives us for our struggles in this world .
When we say that here on Earth life is easier for some , more difficult for others , we also have to know that God is just and in the end everything will be balanced out . Finally the just God will bring into equilibrium, balance out people’s lives.