Nearer Than We Think

One more quote from Brother Lawrence, the 17th century monk who found God in every little act of living.


Tomorrow we turn to a new topic: the practice of meeting fear with trust.                                                                                      


He does not ask much of us, merely a thought of Him from time to time, a little act of adoration, sometimes to ask for His grace, sometimes to offer Him your sufferings, at other times to thank Him for the graces, past and present, He has bestowed on you, in the midst of your troubles to take solace in Him as often as you can. Lift up your heart to Him during your meals and in company; the least little remembrance will always be the most pleasing to Him. One need not cry out very loudly; He is nearer to us than we think.”


                                                                               — Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

Do you believe that your attention to God is pleasing to the Holy? What little act can you take to reach out to the Divine?