When’s the last time you engaged in a SPA day? Silent. Prayerful. Adoration.
Silence is necessary for holiness. A mature interior life requires intentionality. In an Age where we fill every empty moment with music and images, out of fear of feeling the emptiness, we have become in danger of losing our very humanity. Human beings need silence like the heart needs oxygen.
A mature interior life also requires awareness of what is happening within. St. Augustine speaks of the pattern that plagues modern man, “Late have I loved you, Beauty so ancient…Lo, you were within, but I outside…You were with me, but I was not with you.” God is “within” us, yet our attention is all too often on the external world. We can easily deduce that Joseph was a man who was “with” God. His focus was on his calling as protector and provider but every step was made with awareness of God’s call from within.
A mature interior life also requires prayer. “Prayer is a seesaw not a swing. One can swing on their own but to seesaw requires two persons.” Joseph no doubt learned to live in harmony with God’s rhythm.
❤️💛💙So when’s the last time you had a SPA day? When have you sought the Lord in SILENCE with PRAYER and ADORATION in hope you will become more aware of His presence “within” you? Find time to sit with Him today in silent adoration – no music – no noise – no distractions – only God and the stillness of your heart beating. Joseph lived a life of quiet adoration of God’s Presence with Him and because of it he lived a righteous man’s life. You and I can too.
📖 READ Jeremiah 29:11-14. Seek the Lord with all your heart and you will find Him within.
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