From the Friars eLetter

by Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
July 5, 2012

Your relationship with God is not just one of many relationships in your life; it is the relationship that gives meaning to all others. Without this primary relationship with God, life as a whole becomes scattered. Instead of a profound sense of unity, your life will feel like a collection of random and isolated events and circumstances, and all the people in your life will appear like strangers from some mysterious place.

Be passionate therefore about your relationship with God. He is the missing piece to the puzzle we call life. Seek him with enthusiasm, listen to him with expectation, and speak to him from a heart that is burning with desire.

If your relationship with God is mediocre, you will spend most of your life yawning because of the apparent boredom you perceive from life. It is time to wake up, let your heart catch fire, and begin to burn with passion for the God who burns for you!

God bless you,
Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
St. Felix Friary, Yonkers, NY


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