November 17, 2020
Behold, I stand at the door and knock.
If anyone hears my voice and opens the door,
then I will enter his house and dine with him… (Revelation 3:14-22)
I tend to have “after-the-fact” recognition of God’s presence in my life. There are times when I am experiencing beauty, joy, sorrow, or pain and I feel something wash over me. I am able to appreciate the moment, good or bad, and see clearly how to move forward. I tend to credit this clarity to circumstances, or more often, to my own abilities. I pat myself on the back and go about my life.
It is not until later, in reflective prayer, that I am able to see God’s hand in those experiences.
We are presented with these sacramental moments every day. They are free-flowing gifts from God, with no expectation that He will receive anything in return; they are examples of His unconditional love.
I pray that I am able to live in the moment, and be truly attentive to God’s presence in my life. He regularly knocks at my door; I simply need to open it.