It's the end of a very long day, and my message for you today is simple- know that you are not alone.
We live in an incredibly individualistic society, one that highly prizes independence. You are not meant to journey to heaven alone.
I'm sharing this with you on the feast of the guardian angels. I forget about my guardian angel all the time, but that doesn't change the fact that he is my constant companion. Why would God give us each an angel of our very own? We are not meant to be alone.
By its very definition, a monastery consists of a group of people. So it is with your domestic monastery. You need the love and support of others to grow in holiness.
What do you need to build that community around yourself?
Dear God, surround me with people who will help me to know of your love. Help me to be that person to others. Amen.