Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. – Jeremiah 33:3
The Season of Lent may be over. So is the Holy Week.
Did it bring us closer to God? I hope so, we all did. With all the retreats, Visita Iglesias, Pabasa, Meditations on the Seven Last Words, Way of the Cross, pilgrimage, processions and the sacrament of penance, it’s impossible to ignore the presence of Jesus in our lives.
Now we’re back to the humdrum of our usual, ordinary days. Slowly and surely, we will soon be snatched away from the serene state of being back to our toxic way of living if we let complacency rule.
Simon Wiesenthal once said “For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.”
We wouldn’t like that to happen, do we? So we remind ourselves to pray without ceasing. Holy Week or not. It is the only way to stay in tune with Jesus, that in whatever we do, we let Him participate. In each moment, let us invoke His presence.
It ain’t that hard. We just need some getting used to. What better way to do that than to practice.
Think of Him when you’re stuck in traffic, or when waiting in line. Pray to Him when waiting for someone in the coffee shop, or while walking in the park. Talk to Him in your mind and with your heart while working out, or while doing the dishes.
Jesus is everywhere. You may feel His presence in the church or in a grotto. But you can also feel His presence in the least likely places, if we only let Him in our hearts.
Truly Holy Week lasts but for seven days. But a holy life is forever.