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God Moving toward Us

Person talking on mobile phone


Sister Ilia Delio, OSF, writes: “We move toward God because God has first moved toward us—this is the Franciscan path of prayer.”


God, it brings relief
to know you will always meet me
more than halfway.
That I don’t have to 
strive so hard to find you.
You are the shepherd,
already here, and because you love me,
you want to reach me.
And I, loving you,
want to reach back.


Today, see if you can welcome God to meet you fully in the most ordinary of spaces: the grocery store aisle, on the phone with customer service, getting the mail.

Lent with Saint Clare series

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