We may not have the physical presence of our Bridegroom in the way the disciples did, but the Bridegroom is very much with us, in the Eucharist and in His dwelling within the heart of our hearts.
We’ve entered the Liturgical season of Ordinary Time. During ordinary time we are not called to be especially penitential like during Lent or especially joyful like during Christmas or Easter. This season is represented by the color green, reminding us that this is the growing time, the time where we learn to live out our call to love in all of its ordinary-ness.
Dear Jesus, thank You for bringing me once again to the season of Ordinary Time. I am ready to engage in the growing season that You have set before me. I say yes to the sacred process of becoming. Help me to become, day-by-day, the woman You’ve created me to be. I invite You to prune whatever is within me that is not aligned with Your plan and purpose. I ask You to water the seeds that You have planted within me, drawing my heart towards all that is good and pure and true.
Mostly Lord, teach me to abide in You. By Your grace, I pray I will always remain in my Vine from Whom flows my vitality, my aliveness, my flourishing. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You! Amen.
Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches. The one who remains in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit. – John 15:4-5