30 December 2010

Anna the Prophetess

The figure of Anna in the Gospel today is one that I find highly attractive. She was constantly in the Temple in prayer. How much better would we all be if we were more like Anna? How much better would the world be?

Here is the only resolution you need to make, if you do not do it already. Anything else is useless.

Stop and pray everyday. Set a time, and be faithful to it. Allow yourself to enter into the presence of God. That takes some time usually. Have something that will keep your mind focused: a passage of the Gospel is the best, according to the experts. Think about it: "mental prayer," get it? Let it lead you to God. What is God or the human author saying? What is God or the human author saying about Jesus? What is God or the human author saying about my life? What is God or the human author saying about Heaven?

Be with Him. Don't worry about distractions, dryness, etc.

Then keep in God's presence during the day with little reminders. Turn to Him first in joy or disappointment or questioning. Be recollected.

That's it.

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