Just a little time each day for being close to God can change one’s life. Pick your time, pick your place, and God will meet you there, ready to hear about your day and about your life. Like a best friend, God listens to us without judgment. Like a parent, God grieves with us when we share our losses. Like a great physician, God offers us remedies to heal the soul.
For me, the quiet time I spend with God each day is a necessary time. It helps me make sense of my life. It calms my Spirit when I’m anxious. It gives me a chance to honestly express my losses. It teaches me how to grieve them appropriately, and then to pick myself up and move on with gratitude for another day of life.
I like this quote from St. Therese of Lisieux . . .
Our Lord does not come down from Heaven every day to lie in golden places. God comes to find another heaven which is infinitely dearer to Him – the heaven of our souls.
Offer your soul to God for a few brief minutes every day. You’ll be glad you did.