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Your peaceful presence giving strength is everywhere…

How do I know that God is present?

The presence of God does not depend on an act of God’s will; it depends simply on our own realization that where I am, God is. The challenge is to come to the point that where God is, I am. Wherever, wherever, it is a case of my being present to God.

St. Augustine wrote’ You have made us for yourself, O God, and our hearts are restless until they rest in You’. We know that God is present because we are restless for the More.

When we begin to understand that God is everywhere, in everyone, alive in the world always, then life becomes a joy, not a burden, and other people a sign of possibility, not danger.

Let the Word of God echo itself in you:

              ‘In Him we live and move and have our being’.

              ‘I will come to you and my father will come to you and we will make our home in you’.

              ‘I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me’.

In the Spiritual Canticle of Nicolas Barré, N° 37 :

              ‘They belong to God and God belongs to them,

                            The Spirit carries them where it will,

              Acts in them, possesses and moves them

                            Like faithful servants,

              No feather borne hither and thither upon the wind

                            Moves with such grace and freedom

              As do they who allow themselves

                            To be carried by God without resisting…’


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