(Taken from 'The impact of God, Sounding from St. John of the Cross)
"You looked with love upon me
and deep within, your eyes imprinted grace;
this mercy set me free,
held in your love's embrace,
to lift my eyes adoring to your face." (Canticle stanza 32, St. John of the Cross)
I am learning to be aware that I am always under the gaze of Jesus. When I am cleaning or ironing my husbands shirts, instead of listening to music, I use this time to pray. I remind myself that I am being watched by the One who loves me...and I can go 'within' my little sanctuary, all the while still doing my work and meet the eyes that are so intently watching me! At first I had to really concentrate on REMEMBERING to do this...it's so easy to get caught up with thinking of everyday things...what am I going to make for dinner, errands I need to run, etc. But, slowly I found how comforting it is to be under Jesus' gaze! He loves me so much that everything I do interests Him.
"I am my Beloved's and His desire is for me." (Song of Solomon 7:10)