A note that was received in our email today from our dear Poor Clare Colettine Nuns from Wales, UK. They are one of our religious orders that support our mission to pray for all of you who ask for prayer and intercession. Please always know that YOU are never alone!
“Taste The Hidden sweetness
Which God himself has reserved
From the beginning
For those who love HIM”
Dear Little hearts,
In the Franciscan tradition the words sweet, sweetness, used in reference to Jesus Christ, To God, are very familiar.
In the writings of Francis and Clare, and many of the early Franciscan writers, this is a well understood concept, and a very beautiful one.
Sweetness in Franciscan understanding is not about sugar and sentimentality, it is about seeking and experiencing the very essence of Our God, that which is love.
Let us explore together and as the Holy Spirit will lead us and for however long or short a time He may inspire us, to ‘seek the hidden sweetness’
At the heart of all love there is a hidden sweetness, a sweetness that we can experience even amidst suffering and pain, the sweetness of God’s presence, inspiration…. simply the awareness that HE IS!
Let us seek the hidden sweetness in God’s Word, in Clare and Francis, in the relationships that are part of our daily lives.
Ever insect, bee, butterfly and bird knows that the ‘hidden sweetness’ is at the very heart of the flower. It has to be sought after, and it takes effort and application to find it — but the rewards are great and forth the nectar which sustains life!!!
It is the same in seeking the sweetness of God it is to be found in the depths of HIS HEART, in his love. Tomorrow we will continue seeking…
Your loving little sisters
FROM YOUCAT_ ENDING THE SECTION ON PRAYER
527 WHY DO WE END THE OUR FATHER WITH AMEN
Christians and Jews alike from ancient times have concluded all their prayers with “AMEN” thereby saying, “YES SO BE IT”.
When a person says AMEN to his word, AMEN to his life and his destiny, AMEN to the joy that awaits him, then heaven and earth come together and we are at the goal with the love that created us in the beginning .
The AMEN of our faith is not death but LIFE.
MICHAEL CARDINAL FAULHABER ~ 1869-1952