Reflection 73: Growing in Our Desire for Jesus


The more we come to know Jesus, the more we desire Him.  And the more we desire Him, the more we come to know Him.  This is a beautiful cyclical experience of knowing and desiring, desiring and knowing (See Diary #273).

Do you desire to know your precious Lord?  Do you long for Him in a burning way?  Reflect upon this desire in your soul and if it is lacking, know that it’s because you need to come to know Him more.  Reflect, also, upon the ways in which you do sense a real knowledge of Jesus.  What does that knowledge of Him do to you?  Allow it to move from your head to your heart, and from your heart to all your affections.  Allow Him to work on you, to draw you and to envelop you in His Mercy.

Lord, help me to come to know You.  Help me to comprehend You in Your perfection and Mercy.  And as I do come to know You, flood my soul with a longing and desire for more of You.  May this desire increase my love of You and help me to know You all the more.  Jesus, I trust in You.

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