April 25, 2014
Friday within the Octave of Easter
In His Presence
When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he tucked in his garment, for he was lightly clad, and jumped into the sea.
John 21:7
After the Resurrection, Jesus appeared at the Sea of Tiberias in the miracle of a catch of fish so great the disciples could not haul it into the boat. Although they were close to shore, Peter could not wait to be in the presence of Jesus and so leapt half-dressed over the side and swam to him. I hardly ever get to Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. I'm busy or, like the disciples, tired from a grueling or disappointing day. I forget that Jesus is waiting patiently for me in the Eucharist, his presence every bit as immediate as it was to Peter. I don't have to jump into the cold sea and swim--all I have to do is remember to make a little time and space in my life to be with him.
Dear Jesus, fill my heart with yearning to be in your presence.

- Anne Pushkal

Acts 4:1-12|Psalm 118:1-2, 4, 22-27|John 21:1-14


April 25, 2014 at 10:46 AM

We have one hour a day schedule d for Adoration. Anne , you remind me that He waits for me, patiently , because He loves me. I also long to go to the 'quiet'of His Presence and I will....I love You Lord and I thank you Anne God bless you all.

Anne P
July 24, 2014 at 09:30 PM

Thank you, Marie. I'm happy you were reminded!

jennifer gayares Respond to comment
April 25, 2014 at 09:40 AM

I just want to have a spiritual adviser

April 25, 2014 at 05:42 AM

Dear Anne, I feel so compelled to wrtie to you after reading your comment for today's reading. If you have perpetual Adoration in your area, please do sign up for an hour, at least once a week.
We have had our chapel for 20 yrs now!!!!!! Yes, that is right, 20 yrs. Your comment stated that you don't get to Adoration very often, so I figured you don't have a chapel that is perpetual?
The time spent with HIM is so awesome and comforting to HIM and to you.
thank you for your comment in today's reading April 25, 2014--Anne Pushkal

Anne P
July 24, 2014 at 09:32 PM

That's good advice - I don't have a chapel nearby but I think I could try to find one that's not too far. Thank you for writing.

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