Monday, November 4, 2013
Meeting The Morning With "New Eagerness". By: C.C.
“If we wish to make any progress in the service of God we must begin every day of our life with new eagerness. We must keep ourselves in the presence of God as much as possible and have no other view or end in all our actions but the divine honor.” (St. Charles Borromeo)
It is challenging to begin the gift of every day with a sense of "new eagerness". Regardless of our desire to accomplish tasks throughout the day it can seem at times that the heaviness of responsibilities, duties, stresses, and thoughts can weigh upon us before the day begins.
As children of God we are called to meet these concerns by unceasingly turning to Him. This "new eagerness" that Saint Charles encourages us to start our day with is made possible by keeping ourselves in the presence of God. If we strive to remain in the presence of our Lord than we can incline ourselves toward receiving the gift of each present moment with peace and purpose. One can come to view even the most "mundane" of tasks as a means of serving God. Our every day can begin with a sense of new eagerness when we recognize the immensity of possibility that awaits us by making the choice to keep ourselves in the presence of God;for He is always present to us.
The very fact that morning has come enables us to make the choice to follow and to serve our Lord. We must only surrender our day to His love and mercy. We must invite our Lord into the entirety of our day by keeping our gaze toward "divine honor" in all that we do.
Instill in us, O Lord an eagerness as we seek to serve You each day. Help us to keep our gaze upon you and to continually seek your presence.Amen. (C.C.)