"Never permit me to be separated from You." - from an Act of Spiritual Communion by Saint Alphonsus Ligouri
As the sun sets on another day, I ponder the trials of today for me, for our country, and for our world in these uncertain pandemic times. I dream of a better tomorrow, and I am certain that You will be there then as You are there now.
I am one with You and You are one with me. You will never separate from me, and You will never permit me to be separated from You. We are inseparable.
Thank you, Jesus, for reaching out to me during those times when I failed to reach out to You. Thank you for showing me Your beauty and Your love. Thank you for life and learning, for fears and mercy, for hardships and joys.
Thank you, Jesus, for bending Your ear to me during those times when I reached out to You. Thank you for seeing my tears and my love. Thank you for listening and sharing, for helping and caring, for being my shining light.
Thank you, my Jesus. I love You above all things.
This Holy Week isn’t what we expected. It’s not what we wanted. It’s missing so many of the things — and people — we love. But if God has permitted it, it means he can use it to bring about an even greater good. If he did that with the first Holy Week — bringing the greatest imaginable good out of the greatest imaginable evil — then he can do that with this Holy Week, too.
That makes being alive during this particular Holy Week a privilege. It makes it a gift — to be able to enter into the spirit of Holy Week, to live it in a way we never have before, but knowing all the while that this week will eventually end and Easter morning will dawn. That is God’s promise. That is our hope. That is our Holy Week forecast.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."