When we go to the movies, the show captures our attention. All the concerns of our lives dissipate as we enter into another world for two hours.
In a similar way, we need to learn how to leave the world behind, enter our “inner room” (Matthew 6:6), and be with Jesus for a time every day. We need to learn how to remove the obstacles and quiet the noise of the world for a while so that we can hear Jesus and sense his love and presence.
Every day this Lent, try to reduce the noise as best you can. Develop a plan that will help you get to that inner room. Perhaps this involves physically getting to your church for a time of Eucharistic adoration. Maybe it means turning off the television and silencing your cell phone while you pray. Maybe it means literally finding a quiet room in your home that is free from everyday distractions. Whatever your strategy, set aside a…
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