The renovated chapel in the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Nashville, TN
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
I went to our new Pastoral Center yesterday for a conference. We celebrated Mass, and I was stunned when I walked into the renovated chapel which used to be blank and bland. I saw this breathtaking artwork behind the altar. Saints, Our Blessed Mother, Christ on the Cross at the center of it all. It was everything that lifts my eyes to heaven. The Priest sang the Mass, and his voice was beautiful. The music was transcendent. The homily called us to Sainthood. It was heaven on earth, and it actually brought tears to my eyes.
This morning I went to the 24 hour adoration chapel we have in town, and I feel the Lord calling me closer and closer, which is what he wants with each one of us. I wrote in my journal what popped in my head. I will relay it here for you;
It is the merits of my Son that frees all people that is why I call you to adoration. Prayers do not go unanswered. If only people knew the power of prayer. A war is raging for souls and I am calling my most faithful to battle. Heed my call. I am LOVE itself. I place you in the Sacred Heart. The Immaculata covers you in her mantle. Things are quickening. Do not be afraid.
John 6:13 – “so they collected them, and filled twelve wicker baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves that could have been more than they could eat.”
-see how your cup overflows when you believe? Have faith. Do not fear. Trust me totally and completely.
God is calling each and everyone of us, as the world swirls in confusion, into an intimate relationship with Him. If we heed His call, our world can stop swirling and we can be at peace. Keep your eyes on Him.