Weekend Reflections for 11/21/14
Just before that reception of Communion, the priest says a quiet prayer. The last line of that prayer goes like this: "Keep me always faithful to your commandments and never let me be parted from you."
This line sums up my own life in the Spirit. I want above all to be faithful to the Lord. A husband and a wife have vowed to be faithful to each other for life. They may not always be able to boast of strong feelings of love for their spouse, but they can and do profess fidelity to each other. Love is what makes their faithfulness possible.
In a similar way, I cannot always claim to love God with all my heart and soul, as I did when I was a child, but I can desire with all my heart to be faithful to him.
Moreover, I can and do pray wholeheartedly that I may never be separated from my Lord and God. I want to be able to say, with St. Paul, that there is nothing in life or in death that can separate me from the love of Christ.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE ON RETREAT THIS WEEK AS WELL AS OUR DECEASED RETREATANTS
Be on the lookout for our 2014 appeal letter! It should arrive in your mailbox within the next week.