Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
God is close
"So that people might seek God, even perhaps grope for him and find him, though indeed he is not far."
We do, sometimes, make things so much harder than they need to be, don't we? I think it was Richard Rohr who said, "You can stop knocking on the door, you are already inside!" We think we have to work so hard and do so much to find God and earn God's love, when God is already right here, loving us to bits. We just need to believe it, relish it, and share it with others. We need to love God back. How do we do that? By loving each other. Come to think of it, THAT may be the hard part, if there is one. If we think of each other as all on a journey to God, it may be easier to love each other. We are all on the journey, groping for God, carrying our unique baggage which can be heavy and cumbersome. Today, let's try to keep it simple. God loves us mightily. We show our love for God by helping each other carry our luggage on the journey. Be kind. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Recognize that God is close. And have a great Wednesday! Love, heidi