Living in the Two Hearts

My Spiritual Insights and Musings

Remember when?…

Posted by Anne Elizabeth on April 18, 2008

Remember when we were kids, and our parent(s) insisted that we take a nap in the middle of the day, and we would try every “trick in the book” to get out of it? Now that we’re grown up, I bet there isn’t a single one of us that doesn’t wish they had even 20 minutes to just lie down and take a nap!

God is calling out to us to come to Him in the Blessed Sacrament. He is insisting that we take just 30 minutes out of our day to spend some quiet time with Him, listening to what He has to tell us. Why? What is so important about spending just 30 minutes a day with God? Why was is so important that we take those naps when we were kids?

The answer? Growth. Plain and simple. As kids, our bodies were constantly changing with the lengthening of our torso and the extension of our arms and legs. Our muscles and bones needed nourishment, both in food and in rest. Sleep allows the body to access the digesting food more effectively. Thus kids who nap are healthier. Same for us as adults with our responding to God’s call.

He has the nourishment we need. He knows what each individual needs to become the wonderful person He designed. Therefore, He also knows precisely how to get us what we need for this growth. If we would just spend 30 minutes with Him, in quiet and rest, before the Blessed Sacrament, we would experience refreshment and our souls would soar. Nothing would we lack. No fear or stress would have a chance to wreck havoc in our lives. “God would fill us to the brim with Him”!

St Teresa of Avila once said:
“Let nothing trouble you. Let nothing frighten you. All is fleeting. God alone is unchanging. Patience obtains all things. The one who possesses God – [in mind, body, and soul] – lacks nothing. For God alone suffices.”

Will those who try “every trick in the book” to avoid these visits regret it later when they are in eternity?


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