Rediscovering Priorities: Nurturing the Divine Connection

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Let what you heard from the beginning remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, then you will remain in the Son and in the Father. ~ 1 Jn 2:24

Today, John reminds us to immerse ourselves in God’s Word despite the distractions life throws our way.

How much time do I truly spend in God’s message compared to the busyness of daily life?

Prioritizing Divine Connection Over Distractions

John’s reminder raises a critical point – claiming belief should translate into prioritizing time with God. The reflection unfolds as I question my own commitment, especially when God’s message often takes a back seat to the demands of everyday life.

Exploring the Discrepancy:

When I think about it, I go to church once a week. I do adoration once a week, and that’s pretty much it. Compared to other things in my life, the time I spend with in God’s message and what what he wants from me is tiny.

It’s very easy to be distracted because we spend way too much time on the day job on reading the news, checking social media, busy with life, especially when children are in the picture.

The Call for Realignment: if I claim to be a believer. If I claim to be a son of God. why is it that for most of my life, God’s work, God’s message, and spending time with him is secondary to everything else?

One strategy I implement to increase the amount of time simmering in God’s Word has been to listen to Bible in a Year or Catechism in a Year while walking or exercising. While I don’t get it all, consistently listening to the pillars of the faith has allowed me to gain insights for realigning my life with what I claim to believe.

Three Reflection Questions to Consider:

  1. How much time do you currently invest in God’s message compared to other daily activities?
  2. What are the distractions that often take precedence over your spiritual practices?
  3. In what ways can you consciously create opportunities to nurture your connection with God amidst the busyness of life?

In peace,


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