We all have our own “emotional programmes for happiness.” These are part of who we are from a very young age, structured around what was happening then in our lives. To continue in these attitudes well beyond the need for them is the common human experience. At the same time, the call to be fully alive entails some kind of conversion, some kind of letting go. Commonly, something triggers this growth and we become aware of hitherto unrecognised blocks. We may even have the help of someone like Jesus to put his/her finger on the hidden hesitations.
God of freedom, you desire nothing more than our strongest love, coming freely from within. For freedom, Christ has set us free. Help to recognise how much we are still bound and blind. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA