intimate contact

“You must make a sound and firm resolution to submit yourselves totally to His will and,
with a lively and steadfast faith, to receive from Him what you have to do for love of Him.
And in this (whatever may happen) to persevere with constancy to the very end.”

St. Angela Merici


(fresh goodies at Lowes / Julie Cook / 2019)

“I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus—-
one to one—-you and Jesus alone.
We may spend time in the chapel—-but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how
He looks at you with love? Do you really know the living Jesus—-
not from books but from being with Him in your heart?
Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you?
Ask for the grace; He is longing to give it.
Until you can hear Jesus in the silence of your own heart,
you will not be able to hear Him saying ‘I Thirst’
in the hearts of the poor.
Never give up this daily intimate contact with Jesus as the real living person—-
not just the idea.”

Saint Mother Teresa, p.129-30
An Excerpt From
Manual for Eucharistic Adoration

12 comments on “intimate contact

  1. Citizen Tom says:

    Fortunately for Mother Teresa she never met me. I might have caused her as much worry as I caused my mother. Still, I wonder who she did not worry about. How do we know when someone knows Jesus, has seen him with the eyes of their soul?

    • There are those among us we I do believe are in a much deeper spiritual level than the majority- those who we’d call mystics— I am not there… so I’m still focusing my vision

      • Citizen Tom says:

        Mystic I am not. When I make a formal attempt at prayer, I don’t feel much of anything. Wasting time? I think that is why those of us without any gift of prayer are suppose to study our Bibles and walk with God, think of Him, remember to thank Him, and ask for His help.

        When we reflect upon our joys and troubles, we need to remember the best we can do is to give glory to God.

      • You do know that MT spent the majority of her life feeling nothing— she had had two powerful encounters with Christ— and then there was silence— a long lasting painful silence and yet she continued doing what He had told her to do—

      • Citizen Tom says:

        Never read much about the lady. Probably a mistake.

      • Hers is a fascinating story— but a mere biography is not enough— reading the release of a private journal when she was more readily known as Mother Teresa— helps with the generalizations—

    • As I’m still working on pecking responses on this phone— that is “those among us WHO I believe are ON…”
      My phone conspires against me 😔

  2. lynnabbott says:

    “He looks at you with love? Do you really know the living Jesus—-
    not from books but from being with Him in your heart?
    Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you?
    Ask for the grace; He is longing to give it…” What beautiful words to rest in today! Thank you, dearest Julie! ❤ ❤

  3. Dawn Marie says:

    “the eyes of your soul….” She always knew how to brilliantly cut to the chase. 😊

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