But is it really true that I don’t have time?

But is it really true that I don’t have time?

Ah! If only supermarkets stocked time at a good price, or even on sale! Time should be considered a basic necessity, available to all of humanity, right next to the bread and Cheetos. Yet it never seems to be enough; we don’t have time to meet up with people, to do fun things, to finish our tasks, to go to the pharmacy or even to the doctor, to clean the house, to work out … let alone to pray. When we’re invited to cultivate a daily prayer life, how often does the assumption seem to be: I’d like to but I can’t? Or Sister, maybe you have time because it’s your job, but I really don’t have time. In this journey that we are making in search of friendship with God through prayer, I would like to begin by reflecting on the theme of...

My heart is yours now

My heart is yours now

On this Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we strive to open our hearts that we might receive this gift with greater receptivity. Today if we are unable to be in His physical presence in the Eucharist, we remember that He dwells faithfully within our hearts and will never abandon us. “Fear not, for I am with you” (Is. 43:5). Come to Me, to receive what you have always longed for. My heart is yours now. Come to Me today, as you are: no need to perform, to earn, to appear. Come to Me with your worries and distractions, your weariness and your stress, your joys and your thankfulness. You have My undivided attention. So, let down your guard and come, come to Me as you are. Today I desire to look at you, My child. Today I want to remind...

Freedom of Heart

Freedom of Heart

Have you ever tried to grasp a handful of sand? It slowly escapes from the crevices of your hands. You are attempting to hold onto it, but in the act of grasping, you lose it. This is what happens when our heart is pulled down by an attachment. Being able to identify any attachments in our hearts is important for any kind of discernment so that we receive fully His abundant graces and have the freedom of heart necessary to say “yes” to God’s will, as Mary did. Though the thought of attachment might inspire aversion, it’s not as foreign to our human nature as we might think. In the story of original sin, for example, we see Adam and Eve trying to grasp at the good things in the Garden. However, attachment is more than simply experiencing pleasure in something,...