A few years ago, I developed a very intimate relationship with Jesus. Through God's grace, I discovered in amazement that a regular person like me could have a real relationship with Him. I marveled when I heard His voice and at the ways in which He tended to my tiniest needs.
But, then, for many reasons, I pulled away. When I felt an urge to pray, I turned to something "worldly" instead, because praying was suddenly too difficult. Eventually, I felt so far from Jesus that I wasn't sure how to return. I wanted His very real presence in my life again, but I believed I'd lost my chance. That He had rightly given up on me.
I asked Mary to help me and that same week, I received an invitation to ChristLife. I had no idea what it was, but when I saw that the series title was "Discovering Christ," I knew it was the help I'd asked for, because that's exactly what I'd wanted – to re-discover my Savior.
I'm certain Jesus used ChristLife to help me find Him again. Now, when I meet with the other ChristLife facilitators, I feel His presence. When I interact with my children or husband, I feel His guidance. When I sit in prayer, I "hear" His voice again. Though I frequently fail, Jesus reminds me that His love and mercy are always greater than my failures, and that contrary to my original concerns, He never gives up on us.BACK TO LIST