Daily Gospel Reflection for June 22, 2019

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Reflection by Colette Lafia

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34

Today’s gospel is a great reminder to live in the present moment, and trust in God’s care. The other day, while I was waiting in a busy café to get served, instead of growing restless, I decided to relax and take time to look at the diversity of faces around me. Lately, I’ve been practicing a sense of presence, of feeling connected to all of life.

As I took in the smiles, the laughter, and the orchestra of voices in this cozy café space, a warm sense of belonging came over me. I invited myself to see the people around me as my brothers and sisters.

How can we connect ourselves to the whole of life, and stop seeing ourselves as separate? How do we cultivate a sense of belonging, and offer that respect to every person, knowing we are all intimately connected in Divine Love? We must listen to the wise words of Jesus and learn to live in the present moment, with a heart full of love for life and one another.

Ponder:

How is God inviting you to let go more and live in the present moment?

Pray:

Dear God, I trust You with my life. May I live with You in this present moment.


Copyright 2019 Colette Lafia

Colette Lafia is a San Francisco-based writer, spiritual director, and workshop leader. She is the author of Seeking Surrender: How a Trappist Monk Taught Me to Trust and Embrace Life (Ave Maria, April 2015), and the award-winning book, Comfort & Joy. Colette has a passion for helping people connect more deeply with the presence of the sacred in their daily lives and blogs about it at www.colettelafia.com.

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