Dear Jesus, I am remembering the closeness I had with You as a child, young adult, and for all these years.
This closeness was very important to me early on. I remember talking to You about my concerns and worries. I have fond memories of when I would take a walk to the park a block away from the house in the evening after dark. The street lights, the lamps in the park, and sometimes the snow coming down, it was so peaceful. I felt so close to You whenever I prayed, whenever I talked to You. Thank You so much for letting me experience Your Love at such an early age. (Over the years, as I have looked back, I cherish the close relationship I had and have with You. I know very well, it was only by Your Grace that I did because, I certainly didn ‘t deserve or merit it in anyway. You were there with Me, loving Me. I could come to You any time, anywhere. I felt at home with You. I had confidence in Your Love for me, even though I went to confession every Saturday afternoon at church.)
(Thank You so much for allowing me to have the awareness of Your sacrifice that enables me to KNOW that I WILL CERTAINLY, ASSURADELY meet You face to face when I die. The JOY will be fulfilling to overflowing and peaceful like the comforting moments before falling into a deep sleep…all at the same time. I look so forward to this ultimate union with my Father, my brother Jesus, and my Holy of Holies Spirit. Thank You, dear Jesus, for letting everyone know Your Love for them, if only they will ask You to FORGIVE THEIR SINS and COME into THEIR HEART.)
Thank You so much for allowing me to have the awareness…