Weekly Reflection from CPLO and the Jesuit Institute Week of 30 January 2017

by Frances Correia

“When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” – (Matthew 6:6)

In the busyness of our lives, our relationship with God can fray like the strands of a rope coming loose. Imagine a friendship which has lost its momentum because you have been engrossed in the grind of daily life and have not had the time to hang out with friends. This happens in our relationship with God too: the ends become frayed and the hangouts are far and few between.

Jesus invites us to hang out more often with him. He invites us into a renewed friendship. He invites us to “catch up” on the things that have    happened in our lives that we have not told him about. Today, specifically, Jesus invites us to put God at the centre of our lives. He knows that in doing this we will reclaim our true identity: that we are the beloved sons and daughters of a God who deeply desires friendship with us


today I ask for the desire to stop,

to take time be with you,

to share what happened today with you.

 I ask for the grace of knowing your desire to share your friendship with me.



Mrs Frances Correia

Frances Correia has worked as a spiritual director in the Ignatian tradition for the last 20 years. She is a lay Catholic, married with children.

f.correia@jesuitinstitute.org.za @francescorrreia
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