“In Him we live and move and have our being”
– Acts 17:28
QUOTES FOR REFLECTION…
“Yet all the time You were within me, more inward than the most inward place of my heart, and loftier than the highest” – St. Augustine
“Consider God, who is the existence of everything that exists, and without whom there is nothing: and who is the life of all that lives, and without whom there is death; and who is the strength of all that has capacity to act, and without whom there is weakness; and who is the entire good of everything that is good, without whom nothing can have the least little bit of good in it” – St. John of Avila
“Not only is God in the place where you are, but He is in a very special manner in your heart and in the depth of your soul, which He quickens and animates with His divine presence, since He is there as the heart of your heart, and the spirit of your soul. The soul, being spread throughout the body, is present in every part of it and yet resides in a special manner in the heart. So God, being present in all things, is present, nevertheless, in a special manner in our spirit and therefore David called God ‘the God of his heart’ (Ps 73:26); and Paul said that ‘we live and move and have our being in God’ (Acts 17:28).
By reflecting on this truth, you will stir up in your heart a great reverence for God, who is so intimately present there” – St. Francis de Sales
My Lord God, in You I live and move and have my being!
Reign in me, Lord, that I may live in You and You in me.
Take over and fill me with Your Spirit.
Let my heart, my mind, my body and my soul
exult in Your divine presence, and glorify You…forever. Amen