April 1, 2012

I Stand at the Door and Knock - Heaven and Faith Episode 9

Christian prayer begins because the Word of God comes to us.   Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity believes Jesus is constantly coming to us in new ways - always humble and gentle, in his own time and on his own terms.   Our Risen Lord is the Word of the Father sent to our hearts that we might know the truth about God's love and the truth about our humanity.   God loves us in an exceeding way because He created humanity to be filled with his love.   And God is Love.   To say "yes" to his Word is to say "yes" to his love and filled with Him, to choose to love right now all those God is entrusting to us.  We can do this even in our weakness because of his beautiful presence within us.   The Word of God, the Word made flesh, the Word crucified for our sake, this Word that has conquered death lives to give us new life.   He knocks at the threshold of our innermost being and waits for us to open wide the door of our hearts to Him.  All we must do to begin to pray with this Word is to believe, to choose to say "yes" to this Word.

Click here for episode 9 of my podcast on Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity's Heaven and Faith.