Saturday, July 25, 2009

Providing a Place for Jesus

A reflection by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.

The one thing we can be sure of is that nothing can shake us if Christ is within us. Think of the Gospel reading when the apostles are in the boat with Jesus and a violent storm breaks out. The waves are swamping the boat and tossing it about but Jesus was in the boat sound asleep. He doesn't have the slightest worry about what's happening (I think He must have also been very tired!). If we can provide a place of peace within our hearts we always carry Him-- whether He's awake or asleep He is with us. He promised, "I am with you always until the end of time." (Mt 28:20) We need to be trusting and faithful. Listen to Christ within you and simply do what He tells you. It will never differ from the Gospels.

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