Being present

by Fr. Jeff

“Fr. Jeff! You are the one sitting right across from me!”

I was in the gazebo of the prayer garden with our high school youth, and we were sharing favorite passages from the YouCat. She had just shared this gem:

The most important hour is always the present; the most significant person is precisely the one who is sitting across from you right now; the most necessary work is always love. –Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart revealed some of the keys to priestly spirituality. Our life is to be with You; our mission is to be with others.

Tonight, you showed reminded me of one of the most important tasks of my priestly life:

being present.