In the quiet!

I am been trying to quiet my world, less tv, less radio and less Facebook.   Very easy to listen to the opinions of others and the directions of where others may want me to be in this world.    I know I am made for the next world.  And my mission here to to bring His kingdom here to earth before leaving earth for the kingdom.

At a very young age I was taught and believed that I was created to know, love and serve God. And the way to Him was to study, to pray and to put into practice His way.  There are many ways and directions to go…  But one way is to pick up the cross and follow Jesus.

I get easily distracted from God’s plan and God’s way.      I want to be comfortable and crosses are not comfortable.  I want to be love and to love but sometimes emotions and feelings get in the way.  Jesus loves us unconditionally but in my human way I sometimes put conditions.  Maybe I want things easy and not everything is easy.  It would be nice if everyone was fair, including myself, sometimes I am not fair.

I was reminded this morning of a sermon from Fr. Braun back in the 80’s.  He said we come to God with open hands.  Not only for what we can receive but to open ourselves to give our gifts to God.  We offer Him all we have and that God even takes our sins as a gift.  He takes our sins and in turn we receive His grace.

We can offer our brokenness so God can heal.  Sometimes the healing isn’t the cure but peace.

Today is a new day and  I go to God in prayer and ask God to be in the situations of my day.

Again my thoughts are scattered but my hope is to be with God always starting now in my everyday.

Revelation 3:20

Look I stand at the door and knock.  If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.

Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God

1Kings 19:11-13

Then the LORD said: Go out and stand on the mountain before the LORD; the LORD will pass by. There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the LORD—but the LORD was not in the wind; after the wind, an earthquake—but the LORD was not in the earthquake; after the earthquake, fire—but the LORD was not in the fire; after the fire, a light silent sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, Why are you here, Elijah?

CCC

1 God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.

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