Faith and Prayer

Show Me How You See Me

I was sitting with a priest discussing the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. I was interested in deepening my prayer life, but the priest said something unexpected and intriguing. He said, “go to an Adoration Chapel, kneel before the Blessed Sacrament and say, ‘Jesus, I want you to show me how you see me.’ Once you say this, just wait for God to respond.” Immediately after the meeting, I went to a chapel, knelt down on my knees and posed the question to Jesus.

Within seconds, I had an image in my mind of my little boy in my arms. I was holding him and he was smiling. He was giggling because his dad is a really funny guy. The Lord spoke to me in that moment saying, “you know how you look upon your little boy with love? That is exactly how I see you.” I then…

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About the Author

David Patterson

At the age of 21, David experienced a conversion to the Catholic faith at a Catholic retreat called SONfest. The experience motivated David to pursue his Master’s in Theology at St. Augustine’s and later began a youth ministry at St. Francis Xavier in Mississauga. It is through one of these youth ministry programs, EDGE Camp, where he met his wife. Blessed with a wonderful baby boy and another baby on the way, David loves playing the guitar, diving into Scripture, speaking to young people about Jesus and His Church, and of course playing with his son. David is now serving as a Chaplaincy Leader for the Dufferin-Peel Catholic School Board at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School. It is challenging young Catholics to love Jesus Christ and embrace the life of the Church that keep David a joyful and humble disciple of Jesus.