I just returned home from my three-week break. Resuming daily Mass attendance this morning felt like going back to heaven. Not that Christ was not with me when I was away; the fact is that he is always with (within) me ~ how can you keep him away when he loves you so much??? Receiving him again simply fulfills the longing.
Today's Gospel reading was from Matthew 7, in which Christ describes the person who listens to his words and acts on them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. Imagine your house set solidly on rock and virtually became part of it. That's the wonderful, secure feeling you get when you obey the Lord and place your entire trust on him. That's what believing in him is all about.
As I continue my posting, I shall post the thoughts that came to me during my break along with my current thoughts.