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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Clearing Cobwebs. Thursday, March 27. Lent 2014.

Sometimes I feel as though my life is a mess of cobwebs.
So many.
So all over the place.
So dense.

Stuff that is tangible
and stuff that is not.

Stuff in my bedroom.
Stuff in my house.
Stuff in my mind.
Stuff in my heart.

It results in me thinking through fog,
or cobwebs, if we are going for that example.
Nothing is clear.
Nothing is that big of a deal,
but the constant cobwebs combined
are enough to make me go crazy.

Sometimes I want to take off to be a hermit.
But then I remember that human interaction is good.

But still,
there has to be a way to see clearer.

“When I go on a journey, my staff in my hand, barefoot and without any baggage, but also without any cares, I make stately progress, like a king with his court to the sound of the trumpet.”

Montfort was talking about a literal walking journey.
I think it can be applied figuratively though too.

We don’t necessarily have to give everything away
and go buy a staff
in order to have a relationship with Christ.

A staff to ensure balance.
No baggage, so our focus is Christ.
No cares, because we have cast those upon Christ.

When we clear our lives of the things that keep us from Christ,
we are able to see Christ clearly.

We begin to understand Love.
We begin to experience joy.
We want only to serve.
We want to be His hands and feet.

We won’t ever want to see through cobwebs again.
We will want to only continue to see His heart.
We will fall in love with that heart.
We will want to mirror that love.

We will truly know Christ.
We will know that we were created for so much more.
That we were created for Love and by Love.
That we were created to love.
We will understand that we are loved by the Father.

“Leave all things and you will find all things by finding Jesus.”
This Lenten blog series is based upon St. Louis de Montfort's writings. Unless otherwise noted, all the phrases in quotation marks are taken from the book Jesus Living in Mary.

1 comment:

  1. A.M.D.G.
    Praised be Jesus Christ, now and forever!

    Excellent analogy, (the cobwebs)!

    It truly is the "stuff" that we need to get rid of, let go of. It is the "stuff" that weighs us down...even more so, under the weight of the cross that we have to bear...our cross is heavy enough as it is, even though we have the grace to carry it so that it isn't too heavy for us to carry all the way up to our own Calvary where we are crucified to our self...then we have all of this "stuff" piled on top of it too boot! It is the "stuff" that truly drives us to the brink of insanity...insanity in that we lose the peace of Christ, the joy of the Lord...and if we do not act to clear the "cobwebs" we very well could actually have serious physical consequences on our health that could even affect others around us.

    May we receive the "broom" of graces, from Our Lady, to sweep away all of the "cobwebs" and keep the corners of our interior home free from them. +Amen.