When daylight came, Jesus left the house
and made His way to a lonely place.
– Luke 4:42 (NIV)
Jesus was a busy man
carrying out a Divine Mission.
but He too made the time
to reflect quietly,
to pray privately,
to speak to the Father
away from interruptions, noise and distractions.
As in everything else,
here too, He sets an example.
We all need to find the time
and that quiet place, inside or outside our home,
where we can pray and reflect.
When Jesus reflected,
He was not on His own
– He was with God;
He did not speak to Himself
– He turned His mind and heart to God.
When we go to that quiet place to reflect and pray like Jesus did,
we too will not be alone
because the Lord will be with us
and we must always be conscious of that honour.
Otherwise, we run the risk
of praying for the wrong reason,
harbouring the wrong thoughts
and of reaching the wrong conclusions
– those which we think will satisfy and suit us best.
On the other hand,
when we acknowledge His presence,
we will find peace
and that incomparable joy in the Lord!
‘To pray is to talk with God.
But about what?’
About what? About Him, about yourself:
joys, sorrows, successes and failures,
noble ambitions, daily worries,
And acts of thanksgiving and petitions:
and love and reparation…”
– St. Josemaria Escriva
REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…
Lord, come with me to that quiet place
Teach me Your truth, Lord, and fill me with Your peace.