Sunday Morning Christian

Posted: March 25, 2014 in World On The Edge

file0001404788877The Sabbath  is the Lord’s Day. We go to Mass, or  Church, taking our families with us. We listen to the Word of God, we may receive communion, we smile and greet the priest or preacher with god-fearing words.

But the love of God and neighbor is more than a one day a week event. What about the other six days of the week? Shouldn’t they also belong to the Lord? Why don’t many of us carry Sunday ideas into the rest of the week?

If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor. — St. Charles Borromeo

And that’s it exactly. The PRESENCE OF GOD. Sunday or Monday, it makes no difference. We are always in the presence of God whether we realize it or not. If we cheat our neighbor, lie, or steal. If we abuse ourselves or others. If we ignore the rights of others no matter how small–God sees. God knows.

We show our love of God–or don’t show it–every day of every week. And He shows His love for us. It is a life long covenant, after all.

If only I could live in the Will of God—in His Spirit—in His Love. If I could only see His Providence, His Spirit at work in the present moment. He works, arranges, permits every facet of my life, every moment of my existence. His Presence is in the midst of my every day situations. The only Reality is within the reality of whatever is happening. If only I could embrace the present moment as if He were in front of me. The present moment is like a chisel in the hands of God. He uses it to round off jagged corners, smooth over rough surfaces, reshape and remold my soul. It is precious, for it brings God to me in a personal way. It calls forth the very best of the One who lives within me. My God, let me embrace the present moment with love. — Mother Angelica

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