originally posted on my Catholic blog -12/15/09 - Thoughts on Grace - thought it would be a good message for here as well:
I decided to take care of myself this evening. I needed some TLC. So I was kind to me.
It was a busy day at work. Mondays usually are. But I work in a church office and Christmas is 11 days off. That adds up to a pretty crazy day.
I had a bunch of things to do when I got home tonight. A long list as a matter of fact. But I knew I needed some rest. I needed to "de-stress."
So I listened to a meditation about you and started to pray and fell right to sleep in the living room chair. For about an hour! Somehow I do not think that bothers you. "Come to me all who labor, and are burdened, and I will give you rest." (Mt 11:28)
Amen to that.
I woke up feeling a little better, but I did not let myself get into high gear and tackle that to-do list. I have 11 long crazy days ahead of me. Better to rest and be gentle and kind to myself. And I still needed to talk to you some more.
So I am sitting here writing and looking at the lights on my Christmas tree. And when I am finished with this note to you, I will go to bed. But first I want to share this quote I read today.
"No human being has ever desired anything as much as God desires to be with him or her" - Meister Eckhart
So.You love me THAT much?
I cannot really wrap my mind around that. But, my heart accepts it with great joy.
I love you, too.