So as I go to start this post, I heard something just said now in the hallway. Jesus is all over. Not like the it is over and done with kind of over, but rather the everywhere type of all over. That really struck me. It is something I have said in the few talks I have given before, but hearing it plain and simple like that was a great reminder. While the time we have with Jesus at the mass or in adoration is most vital to our lives as Catholics, that is not the only place that Jesus is in those lives of ours. Think about that. In every breath we take, Jesus is there. We are living, walking tabernacles for Jesus.
That being said, back to my original thoughts. While at Mass this morning, which was down at the provincial, I had some thoughts. When they do Mass, there is not a communion song to be sung. One of my fellow aspirants asked me if we should sing “Lord Prepare Me.” My immediate response was that we should not because it is not planned as so, so we really should just start singing. After this little conversation had taken place, I was thinking about silence and how we tend to fill everything up with music, noise.
We don’t exactly need to always have something playing in the background. The simple act of going up to communion in silence was nice. Sure, you could hear the rustling of feet and the people on them moving around, but there was silence elsewise. From the back I could hear the priest present over and over “the Body of Christ.” It was cause for great reflection. I may love my music and want to hear it at every point of every day, but every now and then there is need for that silence.
In the silence, Jesus is always around, everywhere. Yes in the sounds and noise too, but Jesus is a silent presence when we tend to think that He not there. In every moment just remember, Jesus is all over.