Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vacare Deo

If our visits to God are random, they are probably driven by intermittent needs in our lives rather than a desire for relationship.  We come like a niece or nephew hoping for a loan or gift from a rich uncle, something to tide us over until the next time.  But when we start spending time with God every day, we realize that he has already been with us every day and knows us and our every need already.  Even so, God wants us to tell him our needs and our deepest desires, because that will help us become intimately and personally, beyond words and thoughts.  And the best way to do that is vacare Deo, spending time with God every day, with no agenda except to take a vacation with God. 

From:  Life Lessons from the Monasteryby Jerome Kodell, OSB

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