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    He Desires You to Desire Him

    Gaudete Sunday

    Some of my favorite My Saint My Hero bracelets pictured here: Divine Beauty Blessing Bracelet, Divine Blessing Bracelet, and the Stellar Blessing Bracelet. Photo credit: My Saint My Hero

    In the weeks leading up to this week of Advent we’ve focused on our misery, the darkness we live in, the need for our redemption, and the desire of our hearts to be rescued by a Savior.

    This week, however, just as the colors of the candles on the Advent wreath, our reflections take a turn, from longing to rejoicing. Gaudete! This week is all about the joyful hope that springs from our faith that He, our Savior, is indeed coming among us! The reading today (Song of Songs 2: 8-14) is absolutely gorgeous.

    “Hark! my lover–here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills.”

    Our Lord is the Ultimate Romantic

    ” My lover speaks; he says to me,
    “Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one,
    and come!”

    My incredible husband comes pretty darn close though. 😉😍 It is through him that I feel God’s love so tangibly everyday. Married life is such a blessing! Photo credit: Madi Myers-Cook

    When was the last time you allowed Our Lord to romance your heart? To allow yourself to be washed by His merciful love, let His love heal your heart, fill the voids and chase away the darkness of fears, doubts, and sin? He longs for you today,

    “O my dove in the clefts of the rock,
    in the secret recesses of the cliff,
    Let me see you,
    let me hear your voice,
    For your voice is sweet,
    and you are lovely.”

    Do Not Be Afraid

    Do not be afraid of such love, for your heart was designed for it. That longing in your heart was put there by God Himself for Him to fill. His love is beyond our comprehension and stronger than death, doubt, or any fear. But He waits for you, until you open the door of your heart, even just a crack, because of His love and respect for you. He desires you to desire Him.

    A beautiful painting of Baby Jesus I discovered this year. Photo is linked to the artist’s page.

    This Christmas He is born for you. He comes as a tiny, helpless babe so you can let down your guard. He calls to your heart and yearns to be nestled in your arms. Let this love melt away any hardness and draw your heart to Him in gratitude.

     


    Earlier last month I was asked to represent My Saint My Hero on the uCatholic blog. This article was originally written for and published on uCatholic as part of their Advent Reflection Series.

  • Family Life, Holidays & Feast Days

    an Irish tale

    It’s Monday and it’s snowing again… Anyone else in need of a divertissement? I stumbled upon this great little story a while ago on The Irish Way and thought you folks might enjoy it as much as I did…