Spiritual Amnesia

Where do you live? Is your answer a street and house number or maybe a generic word like “house”? If so, we may be forgetting where we really live. We live in God. Every moment of every day God is loving us, attentive to us in an infinite way that only God can, and we can never imagine. Throughout the day do we think about God’s unconditional loving attention to us? Perhaps not very often—at least not as often as we’d like. It takes effort to remember that we live in God. But what a blessing it is when we do so. “I live now, not I, but Christ lives in me” (Gal. 2:20) sums up the purpose of liturgy. Psalm 139 tells us that God thinks of us constantly: “How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! I try to count them—they are more than the sand” (vv. 17-18). Every hour God faithfully protects us: “The Lord is faithful. He will strengthen you and guard you” (2 Thess. 3:3). Every minute God cares for us: “Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you” (1 Pet. 5:7). Every second God loves us: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness toward you” (Jer. 31:3). Here is my suggestion:  Memorize one of these Scripture quotations and try to recall it several times today. It may help cure our spiritual amnesia.

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  1. Catherine Schneider on February 1, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Wonderful reminder!