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Pray.  There is a lot to that.

I'm working at a new job, with a lot of new tasks, and it can be a little overwhelming.  The type of overwhelming where you look up at the clock, and realize it's 4 p.m. and you haven't eaten or gone to the bathroom in way too long. 

Anyway, my new boss reminded me today that prayer is the most important part of our day.  He's working on re-prioritizing some things in his life, and wanted me to see the ideas he had to do that.  Written in bold letter across the center of the paper:  "prayer and sacraments".  I needed to see that.

Sometimes it is easy to think that this project or that chore is so important that everything else has to be put aside.  The one thing we cannot put aside is prayer.  We need prayer more than we need water, air and food. 

Prayer reconnects us to God on the most intimate level.  You know how they call the best food "soul food"?  There's a reason for that!  It feeds us and comforts us and makes us feel loved and satisfied. 

This picture of Bl. John Paul II is what that I've contemplated.  He is praying so HARD.  He's locked in on one thing:  God.  I don't know how long he was in this prayer, but in this moment, it's just him and God.  I don't know that I've ever achieved that, but I'm sure going to try.



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