Come Let Us Adore Him...
I hate to admit, I almost hit "find another word"; because frankly I had been so complacent in my faith life, and my prayer life, that I thought, "certainly, I need to find the perfect word to get focused back on prayer and faith."
Bloom... I think that will work!
To bloom, you start out with little. In fact, we don't even see the roots take sprout into the earth before the stalk shoots up. And, those rose bushes that used to flourish in front of my house used to do so much better when I remembered to prune them down at the start of winter. We would take them all the way down to nearly a stub. A fresh start. And, the Bloom wouldn't come for weeks. But, in those weeks of preparation, those roses were desperate for light, for water, and nourishment. I am there. There are days I want to pray and feel empty. The dryness in my prayers are then nourished by guilt the next time I remember how poorly I did last time I tried to faithfully pray a Rosary - or just anything. To Bloom, they will need a fresh light, and nourishment that refreshses the soul.
Come, Let us Adore Him...
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds cover the peoples;
but upon you the LORD shines,
and over you appears his glory.
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you:...IS 60 : 1-
In order to adore, I need to stop and revel in the "Glory of the Lord" that shines upon me, upon us. To recognize His presence in the Eucharist, and exclaim "My Lord and My God".
I am now looking forward to Spring! And, in the meantime, will prepare to Bloom.