Friday, January 04, 2008

Here. Now. ... Right now.

Earlier today, Julie D of Happy Catholic posted a little something about her daily prayer time. She had been quite obnoxious in her twenty minutes with the Lord but inspite of herself, God taught her a little something new. In response to this post, Will Duquette of The View From the Foothills posted an excerpt from Letter 8 of The Screwtape Letters. Here is that excert:
He leaves the creature to stand on its own two legs—to carry out from the will alone duties which have lost all relish. It is during such trough periods, much more than during the peak periods, that he is growing into the sort of creature He wants it to be. Hence the prayers offered to Him in the state of dryness are those which please him best….Our cause is never more in danger than when a human, no longer desiring, but still intending, to do our Enemy’s will, looks round upon a universe from which every trace of Him seems to have vanished, and asks why he has been forsaken, and still obeys.
Do you ever feel as though God is so far away you can hardly recognize His presence in your life? Perhaps you feel a separation so great He is not able to felt in your life at all? Even still, we know He is with us. Even in the times of greatest darkness, He is there. Let's always remember to offer God our present moment because even when we don't feel Him (or we'd rather not be with Him), He is always there. He is always there and He will always be there waiting for us to give Him our hearts.

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