But at the same time, I wondered...why? I know the answer to that, intellectually. Because it's about relationship. Can't have a relationship with someone you don't spend time with. But I look around at the rest of the world. No one else seems to need to spend that much time with the Lord . Or maybe better stated, it is rare to find someone who is not a priest or sister who visits
This afternoon I popped in to the confessional. One motivating factor is that I will be boarding a plane next Friday. Call me superstitious if you want, but I like to have things "right" before I go flying off into the wild blue yonder. Anyway, one of the "things" was the lack of personal prayer this summer. I had hoped for some encouragement/feedback on that, so I elaborated slightly. But, no. No feedback today. My penance, though, was to sit with this weekend's Gospel and "take it apart...let God speak". I left the confessional without a clue about what this weekend's Gospel was. (Sometimes when he gives a similar penance, he will elaborate a little.)
What would this weekend's Gospel be? It was from Matthew 11...Jesus saying, "Come to me...learn from me....and I will give you rest."
Could that have been any more perfect? I think it is so cool how the Spirit works through my good priest. Sometimes he answers my questions so simply and easily, that I am left wondering why I didn't think of that. Sometimes he says just the right thing to answer a question that I haven't even asked. And today, he didn't answer at all, but left it for God to answer Himself.
Come to me...