a time to receive

Today is an exciting day for me. And it’s not only because in less than an hour I’ll be flying off for a holiday/conference/self seeking journey.

I’m excited because today was the first day this year that I received Him through the Sacrament of the Eucharist. And what a blessing it was. For a whole month, which felt so long, I shamefully felt so unworthy to receive Him.

Don’t get me wrong, I never feel worthy of receiving Him. But today I was reminded of how blessed I was because He lets me have Him anyway. And although I had strayed away for so long and so far..

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

His love is so unconditional. And today I felt this love through the kindness and generosity of my family and friends.

Despite my keenness to get away from reality for a little while, I had a lot of apprehension in leaving for this trip. I was constantly stressed about how much it’s costing me, and not just my (non existent) money.

But upon reflecting, as you do right before you get on a plane, I leave with the comfort of knowing that I am loved and blessed. God, who always finds a way, provided for me. He went above and beyond through my mates who made sure I am where I am right now (shout out to you all ❤). All I had to do was open my heart to receive Him.

Oh Lord, forgive me for ever doubting You. Thank You for your graces and your faithfulness despite my lack of faithfulness in You.

Don’t hesitate to receive Him, my friends. For His promise is greater than you could ever imagine.

Always seeking, -M.

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