January 29

Reflection

In this life I will never get closer to God than I am now.  God loves me totally now.  God will not love me any more in ten years time no matter what great things I might do.  God’s love will not change.  What can change is my awareness of God’s presence within me and love for me.  The difference between myself and the greatest of the saints is not that any one of them was closer to God in life …the difference is their sensitive awareness of God’s loving presence.
Michael Morwood

Prayer

May I live aware that God is near.

Action

Take time each day to pause and think of God’s presence in life and God’s abiding love.

Suggested Reading

Didn’t you realize that you are God’s temple and the Spirit of God is living among you?
Corinthians: 3-16

We ourselves have known and put our faith in God’s love toward ourselves.  God is love and if you live in love, you live in God and God lives in you.
1 John: 4-16

God loves us. May we discover the beauty of loving and being loved.
Pope Francis

God, who is everywhere, never leaves us.
Thomas Merton

Now God is present everywhere, and every person is His work.
Saint Francis de Sales

Life in God is to live on the cusp of wonder.
Ilia Delio

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

God is not a being among other beings, but the infinite Whither that makes possible the very functioning of our human spirit.
Elizabeth A. Johnson

Joy and laughter are the gifts of living in the presence of God and trusting that tomorrow is not worth worrying about.
Henri Nouwen

We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with God. God walks everywhere incognito.
C.S.Lewis

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