Walking with Jesus

by Christine Sine


Over the last few days I have been reading Walking with Jesus by Pope Francis. In the introduction, Archbishop Blasé Cupich reminds us that “All is walking” which means that every single action of a Christian is to be a step closer and closer to God and to one’s neighbour.

These words have revolved in my mind throughout the week, encouraging me to reevaluate what I give my time and energy to. They were emphasized by my further reading of this book. As Pope Francis say:

Faith does not merely gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes; it is a participation in his way of seeing (3)

To me these comments are closely linked – we cannot see things as Jesus sees them without being willing to walk the sometimes challenging path that leads us closer to both God and neighbour. Faith is not just about what we believe but even more about what we do with that belief?

The question this all raises for me is: How do I structure my day, my week, my year, so that all that I do intentionally draws me a step closer to God and to my neighbour? In the busyness of life it is very easy to forget that this is the central purpose of the Christian life.

What do you think?

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chaplaineliza August 27, 2015 - 9:51 am

Christine, this is such an awesome prayer! I am leading a Communion service in the Chicago suburbs on Saturday, and I would like to adapt it. May I? Please, let me know soon. Thanks. Elizabeth @chaplaineliza

Christine Sine August 27, 2015 - 9:55 am

Elizabeth – feel free to use it,. Please let me know how you adapt it and how you use it. Blessings on you and your work.

chaplaineliza August 28, 2015 - 7:44 am

Christine, time crunch doesn’t permit me to use it this month. But, there will be another Communion service on the last Saturday in September. I’ll be sure to use it then! Thanks so much.

Christine Sine August 28, 2015 - 12:51 pm

No problem – let me know if you do use it

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