Thursday, September 18, 2014

How personal is God to us?

    God is always waiting for us.  He may seem distant, but this commonly due to us distancing ourselves from God.  He has never moved, we simply have distanced ourselves.  Other times, we may be close to God but not even realize it.  He could be right behind us or possibly holding us so close that we are unable to really see Him.
    So, how personal God is to us depends upon us more than God.  God is constant and unchanging.  We, on the other hand, are constantly changing.  So, with our changes, are we getting closer to God or farther away?  It is terribly hard to have a personal relationship with someone we have pushed far away.
    The most personal relationship that we can have with God is receiving Jesus in the Eucharist.  Jesus is God and the Eucharist is the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus.  By receiving the Eucharist, we are becoming united to God physically, but this surely transcends to the spiritual reality as well.  This is an awesome mystery that has been revealed to us.
    Surely God can be personal to us in prayer, especially deep prayer, but being united both physically and spiritually to God is truly an awesome wonder.  Nothing is more personal than uniting with another both physically and spiritually.  And in this uniting, remember that Jesus is giving you Himself completely.  Body, blood, soul, and divinity.  Let us give ourselves completely to Him as well.

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