At my desk, I have a framed reminder of the Heart of Reality, the soul of who I am: self-giving love. This reminder is a drawn image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, loving with the whole of His being, the whole of His life. Also near my computer is a quote from St. Teresa of Calcutta: “Life is a promise. Fulfill it.”
This summer, as I pray for all Christians to witness lovingly and humbly to God’s love for every person in every stage, age, and walk of life, I ask myself what I am doing to proclaim the sanctity of life to others…
What am I doing with the gift of life that God has given to me? Am I “spending” my time like currency on things to give me pleasure or prestige? Or am I fulfilling the meaning and purpose of my life with the work that I do at my desk?
Lord, forgive me for the moments that I waste seeking “likes” and followers, for not always seeking first Your Kingdom with the mouse clicks that I make and the words that I write! May the work that I do be for You, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and for You alone, so that hardened hearts may be softened by the gently relentless and joyfully indefatigable witness of true Christian love. May I humbly live love without seeking reward, save for the blessing of giving myself totally to You.
© 2020 Christina Chase
Although crippled by disease, I'm fully alive in love. I write about the terrible beauty and sacred wonder of life, while living with physical disability and severe dependency. A revert to the Catholic faith through atheism, I'm not afraid to ask life's big questions. I explore what it means to be fully human through my weekly blog and have written a book: It's Good to Be Here, published by Sophia Institute Press.