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Thirsting for God | Catholic Life

Thirsting for God

Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei

Yesterday morning started out with Psalm 63:2-9

O God, you are my God, for you I long;

for you my soul is thirsting.

My body pines for you

like a dry, weary land without water.

So I gaze on you in the sanctuary

to see your strength and your glory.

For your love is better than life,

my lips will speak your praise.

It was the answer to my worn-out Saturday. While my suffering may be minimal, it is still a very strong reminder that I pine for perfection. I long for God.

It is extremely difficult to balance appreciation for life with the reality that we are also dying, even while we live. My body loves to make sure that I fully know how very imperfect this life is. I am far from able to purely unite my small sufferings with those of the Christ, but I know that it is what I want. And I am supremely happy every time I am able to partake in Mass and pray: “Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world: grant us peace”.

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4 Responses to “Thirsting for God”

  1. Mindy 31. Mar, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Wonderful Psalm! I also love 121… “I lift up my eyes to the hills; from where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and Earth.” The whole Psalm is an awesome one to memorize… something I need to work on! Spiritual health alongside physical health…booyah 😉 (1 Tim.4:8)

  2. Rae 31. Mar, 2009 at 9:22 pm #

    Amen for spiritual as well as physical health! It is rather pointless to be physically healthy if there is nothing else to go along with it.

  3. Mindy 01. Apr, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    Amen sister. :) I hope you enjoy your workout tonight! I will probably be doing the pilates video I posted about right along with you!

  4. Elizabeth 09. Apr, 2009 at 7:12 pm #

    Very beautiful. I have been perusing your older posts…I really relate to especially this one. My soul pines for God, too. I long to be with him, but I am also very much in this life, raising my family. My bodily ailments remind me of my imperfections and my dependence on the Lord for everything.

    We are so blessed to know Him. It would be so awful to experience the trials and sorrows of this life without having the knowledge that there is Divine Creator, our Heavenly Father, who loves and watches over us.

    Blessings,
    Elizabeth

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