Let yourself be caught by God!
We are in a valley of tears, and the Lord knows where He has placed us. But that is precisely why we need to continually “hydrate.” Take care, because the swamp that we are exhausting is treacherous and leads to dehydration. If you are not continually being consecrated by the anointing that moisturizes,you will wither. Maybe you’re already withered. You are sad and dejected, you have made mistakes, you have entered with coldness in prayer and in the things of God, you have returned to the sins that you left behind. But do not stand on the ground, for the Spirit of the Lord rests upon you, and the Lord has consecrated you through the anointing. However bad you are, you do not have the right or the need to stay on the ground because the promises of God are irrevocable.
He promised: “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me” (Is 61,1a). God is bending over to get you out of there. Wherever you are, let yourself be caught by God! It’s not because you’re in this situation you will not adore God. But it is from there: to worship in Spirit and Truth, in the clay and in the dirt in which you are.
Your brother, Monsignor Jonas Abib
Founder of the Canção Nova Community