Am greatly inspired by Brother Lawrence. Many of you who follow my blog, know that I reference his Christian letters, a whole lot in my posts, and that I also strive to live a life much like his, where we are in continual practice of the presence of the Lord. And it’s a life that one has to practice, over and over to make it a norm in ones daily life. With all that life brings against us, we are so often faced with many challenges, that can some times take us away from the presence of the Lord. Even in such situations, we are to know that we are man, and not God. That we will make mistakes, and fall short of the glory of God (Thank God for Grace :). That we are far from perfect, and that He alone is perfect.
Let me share with you one of Brother Lawrence letters, I hope this will inspire you even more as you practice the presence of the Lord daily in your life.
Reverend and very honored Mother,
My prayers, although they are little value, will not fail you. I have promised to pray for you, and I will keep my word to you. How happy we would be if we could find the treasure about which the Gospel speaks! Everything else would seem as nothing to us. Since the treasure is infinite, the more we dig deeply into it, the more we find its riches. So let us keep increasingly searching for it, and let us not become weary until we found it.
Reverend Mother, I do not know what will become of me. It seems that peace of soul and rest of spirit come to me even while I sleep. If I were capable of suffering, it would be because I do not have suffering, and if I were so permitted, I would willingly console myself with the fact that there is purgatory, where I believe I will suffer to make errands for my sins. I do not know what God holds for me; I am in such great peace that I am not afraid of anything. How could I be afraid when I am with Him? I cling to this assurance with everything in my power. May He be blessed in all things. Amen
Your humble servant,