Side Effects of Spending Time With God

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Luke 6:45

“A good person out of the store of goodness in his heart produces good, but an evil person out of a store of evil produces evil; for from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.”


When we love something, we have a tendency to talk non-stop about it. Think of your local sports fanatic, a friend who is about to get married, or look on tumblr at all the fans swooning over Hamilton and the endless comic book adaptations on TV and in the movies. For me, especially, I can’t stop talking about how much I love or hate something.

Last week, however, I couldn’t seem to stop talking about how much I love God. I spent so much time in Daily Mass, Adoration, Stations of the Cross, and praying in general last week that I ended up talking about my faith in a job interview and offering prayers to people who aren’t particularly religious. This is not something that I would often do, nor was it something that happened intentionally. I was so filled up with God that He comes pouring out of me.

In other words, I was basically on a spiritual high. I was receiving a lot of consolations as a side effect of spending so much time with God. But it makes sense. When you spend so much time doing something or thinking about something, it becomes all that you talk about.

In last Sunday’s gospel, Peter, James, and John had their own version of this experience during the Transfiguration. Peter wanted to stay in that moment so much, he wanted to build three tents for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. As moronic as he was (since the Gospel even said he didn’t even know what he was saying), I can totally relate to it. I wanted that feeling I had to stay with me for the rest of Lent. Alas, it didn’t.

I still feel God’s presence in my life, even if it’s not as strong as it used to be. Besides that, I’m in my first week of renewing my Marian Consecration, so there are still many graces that will hopefully come my way this Lenten season. In the meantime, here’s a little reminder about spiritual highs from Blimey Cow: