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I was driving into the diocesan office. On the way there I had many things going through my head and was somewhat preoccupied.

As I got out of the car, I looked across the car park towards the Botanic gardens. They are a beautiful tropical environment full of magnificent trees, other vegetation as well as birds, and other wildlife.

Remembering that this was only about two or three hundred meters away lifted me up.

I find nature, God’s amazing first revelation connects me with the deeper reality.

As Jesus said to Martha “you fret and worry about so many things”.

Being present in the moment connects us with reality.

God is eternally present in the moment. All of the past, the present, and the future are in the moment in the eternal heart of God.

We are not eternal but we are invited to share in the eternity of God. At any moment we are eternally the beloved son or daughter of God. We are eternally and unconditionally loved.

This realisation is liberating from the tyranny of fear, anxiety, and sin.

We are children of the resurrection, liberated by the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

This is Hope giving and yet so often we get distracted and forget.

Reflective prayer, attentive listening to our eternal loving God keeps reminding us who can at times be so frail.


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