Lent: You Are in Me


by Amy Welborn

In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you.
(John 14:19-20)

In this online world, it’s possible to “know” someone you’ve never met in person. It was always possible, of course—some of us may have had “pen pals” as children. But these days, it’s even easier and more common.

I always appreciate being able to really meet someone I’ve only “known” online. It’s an interesting experience for they’re never exactly what you expect. There’s really no substitute for being in the presence of a real, live human being…or God. I can think about God, argue about God and form opinions about God. But God, really present to me, will always surprise. Stripping away the veils as I fast, pray and give during these weeks, I look forward to becoming more deeply aware of God’s real presence, Jesus Christ—and willing to be surprised by him.

Lord, I am seeking you as you are.

“You Are in Me“ was selected from Reconciled to God, Daily Lenten Devotions (Creative Communications for the Parish)  with Amy Welborn’s permission to publish it on JoyAlive.net.  Amy, mother of five, has worked as a Catholic high school teacher, Parish Director of Religious Education, writer for the Florida Catholic, columnist for Our Sunday Visitor and Catholic News Service. She has been writing full time since 1999 and has written nineteen books and many pamphlets and study guides. She is a regular contributor to the Living Faith and Living Faith for Kids devotionals.


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About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at JoyAlive.net,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.
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