Many of the illnesses we have are diagnosed as sicknesses of the body, the spirit or the mind. But the the life of the soul, our relationship with Christ, is at the heart of human health.
If my relationship with Christ is vibrant and healthy many of my daily struggles can be resolved, or at least seen in healthier perspective. While a healthy body or mind does not necessarily mean a healthy soul, a healthy soul is at the heart of bringing about a healthier human life.
Very often it is our understanding of God that is our problem. Sometimes when people tell me that they don’t believe in God I ask them to tell me about the God they don’t believe in. When they do this I can often respond that I don’t believe in that God either.
The work of our relationship with God is primarily a labour of love on the part of God. We often think of prayer as being about what we do, but it is more accurate to see prayer primarily as God’s work and God’s activity.
Today’s “O Antiphon” – O Adonai (Lord). Text in English below and Latin chant at this link.
and leader of the house of Israel,
who appeared to Moses in the fire of the burning bush,
and who gave him the law on Sinai:
come to redeem us with outstretched arm.