Far too often, our lives become cluttered with unfocused activity and running about. And for what? When we are focused, when we pray and listen to the Lord, the quality of our lives is made better. We find ourselves doing the things that really make a difference, things that enhance both our lives and the lives of others. Giving and making time with the Lord gives us both direction and value to the activities of our lives.
I find that an ideal time to simple be in the presences of Jesus is during Mass and Eucharistic Adoration. Like Mary, we are invited to sit in the presence of the Lord and to listen, pray, and better understand what the Lord is asking of us. For me personally, being in the presence of Jesus allows me to focus better on the work we do with the children of Mercy Home. It reminds me that our mission is truly God’s work.
And so, this July, we gather around the table of the Lord to celebrate this Eucharist. We gather to listen, to pray, and to be nourished by the presence of Christ. We take this time to focus our lives so that we might be better able to do his work and his will. Like Mary, we are choosing, as a community of faith, to be nourished by the presence of the Lord.