In the morning, the world and my day are fresh and new.
I dress with a smile and keep going. For older people like me, attendance at church was not advised during the COVID-19 pandemic. I once gathered in a sacred space, prayed together, and received blessings as I worshipped the true Eternal Love with others. But during the pandemic, I explored faith at home. We all missed our faith community.
During this time, I prayed for inner calm as I built my own sacred space in my heart and in my home. These places were never empty. I awoke in the quiet stillness of the early dawn—before the routines of each day—lit a candle, and rejoiced in contemplation. This was my happy hour where I focused on the divine.
In my sacred space, I have a little statue of Jesus and the Holy Family that carries the simple message, “HOPE.” I turn my days ahead over to Jesus, asking Him to provide my household with hope and positive plans. I must always open my own eyes to seek greater understanding of Jesus’ mission on earth and to create a sacred space in my personal life.
Anyone can practice a sacred space by aiming to be a person of God and by walking humbly in the path of Jesus Christ. By doing this, we make our little corners of the world a part of God’s sacred space where we petition Jesus for comfort, healing, guidance, and an attitude of gratitude for what we have.
Why not create your own sacred space?
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Julie Grenness is a former teacher and catechist who is now a writer of many online articles, mainly for baby boomers. She is also a caregiver for a geriatric and a part-time tutor and mentor of young Australians from many lands. She aims to be a woman of God and to walk humbly in the path of Jesus.