Yesterday during my centering prayer time, I noticed how hard and but yet how easy it is to choose love. Centering prayer is a practice of silence and stillness inviting God into my heart, allowing Him to do whatever He wishes. My job is to be open and surrender. I give up my agenda of wants or requests. I push away monkey brain thoughts as they arise. I ultimately get into a space of being.
I became keenly aware that mid-way through my 20-minute practice I had tension in my hands and fingers. I deepened my breath and let go, melting into God’s loving presence. I love the moment of release, when I let go of the control and choose to be open and vulnerable to God’s love. I surrender to love itself, I’m making space for God to have His way with me. I’m choosing love.
Be still, and know that I am God.Psalm 46:10
On this final day of February, we conclude our devotion to Our Lord’s Sacred Passion. Lord, take hold of me with Your love, the same love that knows no limits, and let me offer myself to the Father with You so that I may rise with You to eternal life.