For a more enriching experience,
go down on your knees to pray or take it one step further
and prostrate yourself (lay face down) on the floor while praying.
Father, I realize that I have been living Life with a sense of urgency and expectation to just about everything in Life except You. I have put more expectation and importance in other people, possessions, career and finances than I have put into time spent with You. There have been times when I looked up to the sky and contemplated the weather and wondered how it would impact me that day longer than I looked up to the sky and contemplated a relationship with You and how You impact me on that day. It's ridiculous what I have placed as important in my Life. I know, this makes no sense because there are so many things in Life that are completely uncertain, when in actuality, the one thing that is certain is the return of Jesus and THAT'S the day I want to be ready for and anticipate. That's the day I want to expect.
When I think of all the silly and insignificant dramatic situations I spent time on instead of remaining focused on You, I can only shake my head in disgust and ask You to forgive me. I am on my reality checks daily, doing things and saying things that will bring me closer to You that boldly solidify where my heart, mind and passion rest.
I want to live my Life with a sense of urgency, expectation and importance with You being the focus instead of acting and reacting like the Second Coming won't be during my breathing time on earth. Further, I need to always keep my affairs in order and settle my differences with others in a present time manner because the time of His arrival is uncertain. I want to be ready, checking my watch daily, looking up at the sky in anticipation of that day. In the meantime, I have fences to mend and business to take care of before I come back Home to You. I need to 'nest' and be ready. Father, I am on the path of correction.
Through Jesus Christ's Precious Blood, Most Sacred Name and Most Holy Face. ~Amen
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
54 He also said to the crowds, "When you see (a) cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain--and so it does;
55 and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot--and so it is.
56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?
57 Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?
58 If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison.
59 I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny."
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ
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