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St. Hilary now comes to the first objection one might have about fulfilling the requirement of meditating on the Law day and night:

But then sometimes the will needs supplementing; and the mere desire for perfect happiness does not win it, unless performance wait upon intention. The Psalm, you remember, goes on: And in His Law will he meditate day and night. The man achieves the perfection of happiness by unbroken and unwearied meditation in the Law. Now it may be objected that this is impossible owing to the conditions of human infirmity, which require time for repose, for sleep, for food: so that our bodily circumstances preclude us from the hope of attaining happiness, inasmuch as we are distracted by the interruption of our bodily needs from our meditation by day and night.

It seems all too easy to make excuses when it comes to trying to have a relationship with God and his Church. Our schedules are too busy. We are physically too tired. The demands of our family are too much. I know, because I have used them myself.

The irony is that making up the excuse actually takes up more time and energy than it does to just make the time to have God in every aspect of life. It can start with a simple “Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on me the sinner” as we wake up, go to sleep, drive to and from work and walking from one place to the next. It takes seconds and these are times when our minds are idle anyway.

From there it becomes obvious that bringing God closer is not only easier than trying to keep Him away through excuse, but that all of the things we think impossible or difficult become possible. This is because, as our Lord reminds us, nothing is impossible with God.