Life is busy. We are constantly tugged and pulled by various obligations — family, work, and community.
It never seems to end and when we go to Mass on Sunday, we are reminded of our own failure to live each day under God’s inspiration. We forget to pray and life never stops to let us catch up.
What should we do to keep it from passing us by?
Here are five simple tips that can help the weary soul reclaim each day and dedicate it to God.
Holiness is much easier to attain if we stop putting so much pressure on ourselves and simply open up our heart in little ways each day.
1. Pray immediately after waking up
Saint Josemaria Escriva called this the “heroic minute” and wrote in The Way, “Many good Christians develop the habit of giving their first thought of the day to God. The ‘heroic minute’ follows: it facilitates the Morning Offering and getting the day off to a good start. The heroic minute. It is the time fixed for getting up. Without hesitation: a supernatural reflection and … up. The heroic minute: here you have a mortification that strengthens your will and does no harm to your body. If, with God’s help, you conquer yourself, you will be well ahead for the rest of the day. It’s so discouraging to find oneself beaten at the first skirmish.” It is an extremely simple way to start your day off on the right foot, but also one of the hardest.