Thought of the Day January 16, 2017

By 8:58 AM

"Our minds are always active. We analyze, reflect, daydream, or dream. There is not a moment during the day or night when we are not thinking. You might say our thinking is "unceasing." Sometimes we wish that we could stop thinking for a while; that would save us from many worries, guilt feelings, and fears. Our ability to think is our greatest gift, but it is also the source of our greatest pain. Do we have to become victims of our unceasing thoughts? No, we can convert our unceasing thinking into unceasing prayer by making our inner monologue into a continuing dialogue with our God, who is the source of all love. Let's break out of our isolation and realize that Someone who dwells in the center of our beings wants to listen with love to all that occupies and preoccupies our minds." (Henri Nouwen) St. Paul calls us to pray unceasingly. We feel this is impossible. Not so. It is a matter of discipline and practice. Following the reflection above, we have much to share with God throughout our day. Why run around the track of our mind alone? Why not share our thoughts with God? He wants us to want  him to be an intimate part of our life. Since we belong to the Lord, hold nothing back from the Lord and he will show you  his great love.

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