Thought of the day
11/16/2019 6:59:52 AM

Thought Of the Day


"Pray at all times"

“ Pray at all times ” commands the apostle Paul (1Th 5:17). Calling to mind this precept, Clement of Alexandria writes: “We have been commanded to praise and honor the Word, which we know to be our Savior and King, and through him the Father, not on certain select days as others do, but continually our whole lives long and in every possible way.” Amidst our daily occupations, at times when we overcome our egoistical tendencies, when we experience the joy of friendship towards others: at all such times christians must discover God. Through Christ and in the Holy Spirit, christians gain intimacy with God the Father and run along the way as they seek that kingdom which, although it is not of this world (Jn 18:36), is prepared for in this world and begins in this world. We need to go regularly to Christ in the Word and the Bread, in the eucharist and prayer. And stay with him frequently as one stays with a friend, a truly alive person – just as Christ is, being risen... Christ, the risen Christ is our companion, our Friend. A companion who is only to be seen in the semi-darkness but whose reality fills our lives and makes us want his company permanently. “The Spirit and the Bride say: 'Come!' Let those who hear say: 'Come!' Let anyone who thirsts come forward, and let those who desire it receive the gift of life-giving water... He who gives this testimony says: 'Yes, I am coming soon!' Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!” (Rv 22:17.20).