Just Be

Today was a special day at my parish, for our Bishop was coming to celebrate Mass in honour of Mary, Queen of Peace.  Before Mass, there was Adoration and Confession.  I definitely didn’t want to miss those, and so I took Leo and went.  I always love Adoration and am frequently in tears as I kneel before Jesus.  Today, I came with a lot of things on my mind, a lot of worries, and I immediately launched into prayers of petition.  As I started that, I felt Jesus saying “Just be. Don’t fret, just be with Me.” I started to protest, only to feel Him say that again. So I slowed down, I just knelt there for a bit before bringing my petitions to Him.

As I knelt, I reflected how it seems I am rarely “just there” with God or others. There is always something to distract, something that needs doing.  Yet when I allow myself to “just be”, with God or others, I never regret it and instead must tear myself away unwillingly.  I wanted to just stay there, to just “look at Him [while] He looks at me,” but I had to get home to finish making dinner.  Of course, I can be present when doing household tasks as well, but those times when I’m just there, those are the ones where I can get a fleeting glimpse of eternity. 
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