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Sacred Experience
By
Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
Source: The Simple Way
Published: Sunday, July 7, 2013

When you are visited by God in prayer, you should say, “Lord, you have sent me this comfort from heaven, even though I am a sinner and unworthy, and I entrust it to your keeping because I feel like a thief of your treasures.” And when you leave your prayer, you should seem to be only a poor little sinner, and not someone especially graced by God.

Saint Francis always tried to keep as holy secrets the special graces he received from God, including the sacred stigmata. He here admonishes his brothers to do the same in order to preserve holy humility and to reverence the intimate touches of God, who is their divine lover.

Do I remember to give thanks for the special touches of God in my life? How do I hold sacred the special experiences I have had of God’s presence to me?

Adapted from The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis, by Murray Bodo, O.F.M.


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