I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Morning Meditation

About a week ago, the dotMagis (Ignatian Spirituality) blog posted a morning meditation - it's called "The Grace I Seek". I have found using it to be a most reflective and beautiful start to my mornings...

The meditation guides you through 3 questions:

What am I thankful for at this very moment?

What challenges may I face today?

What do I feel is lacking in my heart at this moment?

And then it leads you to focus on what you need to ask God for today: What is the one thing you truly need or desire? 

Finally, it ends with the Suscipe.

It's focused on today...in less than 4 minutes - that works out for anyone's busy schedule.

If you're looking for a meaningful prayer practice for Lent, I would encourage you to try this prayer. (Or, there's an evening one, if that better fits your schedule.) It really does help the day's mindset.

And it helps me stay focused on God.

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