Greetings in the Lord!
While it may range from a “long time” since we’ve met, or through the online Masses provided by Facebook, I truly miss seeing and speaking with you in person. And while none of us appreciates the separation, we might give greater consideration to how we’ve utilized our time. While you might think initially that we’re done cleaning, reorganizing around the house, I’d like to suggest something else. (How) Have I drawn closer to the Lord? Consider greater frequency in saying prayers by starting your day with a Morning Offering; The Angelus at noon; the Rosary at any time, and concluding the night with an Examination of Conscience/Act of Contrition.
But may I propose two options you might/have consider(ed).
- Christ observed – as did his disciples – the Jewish practice of praying from the Scriptures at three significant times – Morning, Midday, and Evening. We have a resource for this called “The Liturgy of Hours”. While it’s a requirement for the clergy or religious, it’s a great resource for you that can be adapted/abbreviated to your time and situation. It is accessed from the Breviary app (on phones); also you can print for free from https://www.ebreviary.com/
- If the above mentioned isn’t feasible or you’re already using these forms, consider spending some quality time meditating, reflecting, or simply thinking about Christ’s importance, influence, and involvement in your life now – and going forward.
Fr. Michael Greer – Pastor