Dove Chocolate Hearts!
Did you ever eat one of those Dove chocolate hearts? Do you read the little snippets of “love advice” on the inside of the foil wrappers? A retreatant or a visiting director from last weekend’s directed prayer experience must have gifted us with a bowl full of these hearts, wrapped in red and silver, looking ahead to February 14. Hungry, I filched one from the bowl yesterday as I passed through the hall. I carefully unwrapped it, not wanting to miss my “love advice” for the day! Here’s what it said: “Savor small romantic moments.” Hmmmm! I began to think about my prayer each morning. When has it last felt truly intimate? When in my day have I felt the nearness of God? When have I met Jesus in my days recently? Good questions to ask! Think about the last time you felt a little romance with your God! Maybe it’s time to turn up the heat! Spend a little extra time in prayer and meditation, a little extra “paying attention” to notice God’s presence in your day! Heed the “love advice” — savor those small romantic moments!
As much as we need to savor the romance, I continue thus year to save the loving gifts he gives me. I don’t mean just the gift of food and shelter, those are important, I. am talking about the gift of a smile from a baby or geriatric patient, or the smell of a candle, for that matter the glow of its flame. He showers us each second with love, romantic gifts.
Love this, Susan! I have been focusing oh wholeheartedness this year – and your last post addresses this as well! What a great idea….turning up the romance with God. Just the thought of it makes my heart sing already!
Missing you and glad to know you are doing well…..