Last night was a good night since I actually was able to get an adequate amount of sleep. The past couple of nights I have had trouble sleeping. I think I am going to make this type of post a regular posting because I am struggling with being able to think because of the lack hormones in my body and the problem I have with my red blood cells doesn’t help with that either.
I just started reading this book which has meditations and poems to pray by called Song of the Sparrow. The smallest things we do can be turned into prayer. Looking out the window and watching the birds can be turned into prayer. I am so willing to waste time watching T.V. but how often do I go out of my way to pray? We make time for what we love to do, whether that be playing a sport, reading, watching movies, or being on the computer. But, how much time do we go out of our way to pray? Prayer is our connection with God, Our Father. I pray more than I used to and watch less T.V. than before but I still don’t spend enough time in prayer. We should all want to talk to God more often so we have a better relationship with Him. We also need to take some time to be silent in prayer so we are able to hear what the Lord is saying to us. God is there waiting for us to talk to Him.
Then I read Sirach 25: 1-11 in scripture. In this passage it says that God loves harmony among His brethren, friendship among neighbors, and the mutual love of husband and wife. God loves it when everything is peaceful and there is no bickering among friends or arguing between couples. Scripture mentions that God sees those who live to see his enemies’ downfall as blessed. I wonder by what means that God is calling us to conquer our enemies? Are each of us called to different means of conquering our enemies? We are called to pray for our enemy so that is one way to convert the enemy but are there others? At the end the passage say the people who are happiest are those who fear the Lord. I suppose this is referencing fear of judgment. We are called to follow His Commandments and when we fall we are called to repent. Like Pope Francis said, God is never tired of forgiving us but it is we who get tired of asking for forgiveness. God is ever merciful and waiting with open arms for us to repent, repair and strengthen our relationship with Him.