Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. ~~Saint Therese of Lisieux~~
It occurred to me when I read this quote that those who have never felt the real presence cannot possess "the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. " They are sorely lacking in happiness and joy. I think sometimes that people think that freedom comes from legislators and earthly lawgivers. In fact the only laws that count are those given on high by our creator.
Instead of seeing their position as an awesome responsibility, they choose to be tied to an ego that suggests that they are greater than the whole. In fact, they are only earthly keepers of the trust established by the Father at creation. I am beginning to see that the story The Devil and Daniel Webster could be more truth than fiction. And if we continue to let government officials limit our religious freedoms in so many ways then they will have taken away our most essential freedom. The one the Founding Fathers chose to make NUMBER ONE! I'd say there is something in that. Wouldn't you?
So let us pray with Saint Therese that "[the] presence will settle into [their] bones"and the Holy Spirit will truly be present and the only Guide to aid in the legislation of the freedom of life.
Thanks be to God!!!