Be still and know that I am God

 Fatima Chapel Fatima Chapel

I can't in all honesty say that my heart is always burning within me as I try to meet Jesus in the Eucharist or in my neighbor on the street.  I wish it were.  But there have been moments when I have had more than just an inkling of that presence.  These have been enough to have awakened in me a desire for more - not the more of feeling some kind of spiritual high but the more of somehow knowing that my own deepest life is tied to all of this.  Sitting before the Blessed Sacrament helps me to focus.  It is a good place for me to pray.  It is one of those places where I remove my shoes before the presence of the Holy One.  Call it contemplation, call me a slow learner, but I  just need time to try to center my life in this mystery which is at the center of my faith.