God Is There, Waiting for Me to Tune In!
God gave me such a sense of His watchful presence
Mary MacKillop 1871

The Sufi mystics tell of some confused and worried fish that spent all their time swimming around and around searching for the sea.  One day, they came upon a fish noted for its great wisdom.

 “Where is the sea?” they anxiously asked.

“Stop being so anxious and busy.  Don’t you realise you are already in the sea?”

It’s easy to identify with those anxious and busy fish! Mary MacKillop is telling us to live in the Loving Presence of a Divine Someone else.

 If we have love in our hearts, we shall have God with us
 Mary MacKillop 1890

God is not an optional extra, but is the Great Reality behind the small realities of each day.

God is a ‘watchful presence’, always alive and active and present for us. Do we need to take a specific time each day to remember we live in the Love Mystery?

Lean on God more and less on ourselves…
Mary MacKillop 1877

 My presence will go with you   (Exodus 33:14)


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