Wednesday, December 09, 2009

How do you receive God's presence?

God lives in us and loves us. God’s presence is revealed to our hearts through the gift of the Holy Spirit. As children of God, we are called to receive this gift of presence and to open our hearts to this love. People who have highly developed intellects often try to reach God through their minds and thoughts. People who have limited intelligence are more open to a simple presence, a heart-to-heart relationship of communion and love. They receive God in the peace of their hearts, although they are unable to put their experience into words.

Jean Vanier

Love this! It was part of the Meditation of the Day in Magnificat.

No matter what our level of intelligence, we are all called to a full, strong relationship with God. We are each uniquely created and will have our own unique way of communing with God according to his design.