This morning I felt the most insistent urge to go to Mass, though it was starting in 15 mins. and I was still in my PJs. I quickly threw on some clothes and jumped in the car, only to sit in the maddening construction traffic on Hwy. 21. Now running quite late, I decided to pop in my new CD to help me pray, and “Holy Is His Name” came on, ending just as I pulled up to the church. I had missed all of the scripture readings, and Fr. Otis was already giving his homily–a mediation on all the tender ways God loves us.
When he sat down I opened to the gospel reading I had just missed, and it was Mary’s Magnificat–word for word what I had just listened to in the car in “Holy Is His Name!” My heart was full as I stood up to sing that song at communion a capella (they indulge me at St. Peter).
Not only did God give me that sweet kiss on the cheek, Fr. Otis stayed late to hear more confessions, where I got to unburden my soul to the Lord and hear the words, “I absolve you from your sins in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.” Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever! Hallelujah! Oh, how he loves us, my friends, so personally and tenderly, so sweetly.
If you’re feeling a restlessness, a distance from God, speak to him now from the heart. He thirsts for you. I’m headed to the Adoration Chapel right now and will pray for all of you who are reading this. 💝🙏🏻
P.S. Click here for the song: https://youtube.com/watch?v=ApxDhN4hRGU