I just read this tonight in Fulfillment of All Desire by Ralph Martin. He references God making the first move in the Bread of Life Discourse on page 197: “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (Jn 6:44) How beautiful of the Lord to line this up today! 🥰

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Probably the hardest thing to adopt in a faith performing practice of being Catholic. "there’s nothing anyone can do unless God makes the first move"

That's not a dig or condemnation, it's just our distracted, disconnected life.

"Faith performing" is my way of saying that once we've submitted to the Holy Spirit within the arms of our Church the string of practices that we do for both worship and sustenance can easily get turned into expectations. Not just from the Church, but from God.

Maybe if I add that moniker to my list of stuff to remember I'll better .... uh oh. There it goes again!

Thanks, Phillip.

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