The Holy Moment
HOLINESS IS POSSIBLE.
If you can create just one holy moment next Monday, you can create two on Tuesday and four on Wednesday, eight on Thursday, and so on. There is no limit to the number of holy moments you can create, other than your desire and the consciousness to grasp each moment for God as it is unfolding.
Now, it is important to note that you need God’s grace to create holy moments. He will never deny you the grace you need. It is never God’s grace that is lacking, but rather our willingness to cooperate with his grace.
Here are some examples of holy moments:
- Begin each day with a short prayer of gratitude, thanking God for giving you another day of life. This prayer can be short and simple. But turning to God in the first moment of the day is a great way to start and a fabulous way to set the stage for other holy moments throughout the day.
- Offer the least enjoyable tasks of your day to God as a prayer for someone who is suffering. This person’s suffering could be physical, but suffering comes in an infinite number of disguises. You may know someone who is miserable at work, you may know someone who is struggling in his or her marriage, you may know someone who has an addiction. Offer your suffering for those people just as Jesus offered his suffering on the cross for us.
- Control your temper.
- Patiently coach someone who doesn’t know how to do something or did something wrong.
- Go out of your way to do something for your spouse that you would rather not do, as an intentional act of love.
Opportunities to create holy moments are everywhere. In fact, every moment is an opportunity for holiness. Learning to grasp these opportunities one moment at a time is central to the Christian life.
Excerpt taken from Chapter 37 of Matthew Kelly’s new bestseller Rediscover Jesus. Get your free copy here (just pay shipping).
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Before now, did you ever believe holiness was possible for you?
Make a holy moment today. If you want to learn more about holy moments, get Matthew Kelly’s CD Faith At Work and the Holy Moment.
Lord, never let me forget that holiness is possible.