Thought of the Day October 1, 2021 Attentive presence

By 9:44 AM

A peasant in the parish of Ars was engaged in the best kind of Eucharistic adoration as he spent hours and hours in the church with his gaze fixed on the tabernacle. When the holy CurĂ© of Ars asked him what he was doing all this time in the church, he responded, “Nothing. I look at Him and He looks at me!”


Prayer is not so much words but attentive presence. Prayer is being with God for his sake. It is the reflection of the relationship that God initiated when he created us in his own image and likeness and shared with us his divine life. Sin, which is self-focus, blinded us to our true identity and true relationship with the Other. Jesus by his death and resurrection healed and restored us. While we contemplate the awesomeness of God in our limited way on earth, we hope to see God face to face in the perfect prayer of adoration and worship in eternity. In the words of St. Paul: “Now we see through a glass darkly. But then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, even as I am known.” (1 Cor 13:12)



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