Have you ever noticed that couples
who have recently fallen in love
spend every possible minute together?
Among the simplest ways to show love
is to simply be with a person; to spend
time with him or her.
Our model for prayer is Jesus,
who prayed with his disciples and
often went aside to pray by Himself.
Listed on your Commitment Card are
some suggestions for spending time
with God in prayer.
Being a steward of time means
making time for the things we love
most. “Love the Lord your God with
all your heart, mind, and strength, and
your neighbor as yourself.” If we truly
love the Lord, we will make time to
be with Him in prayer. If we love our
neighbor, we will find ways to help our
community. If we love our parish, we
will seek out opportunities to spend
time with other parishioners.
During this year’s Renewal, under
the category “Stewardship of Time,”
we are primarily focusing on how we
spend time in personal prayer and
family prayer. Think about what you
love most. If God and family are near
the top of the list, resolve to make
prayer — the lifeblood of Christian life
— a part of your own daily life and the
life of your family.