Since Sunday evening, I keep coming back to the lyrics of one of the songs sung by our teen choir during Mass this week. The song is titled, The Heart of Worship and the refrain from the song goes:
I’m coming back to the heart of worship, and
it’s all about You, it’s all about You, Jesus.
I’m sorry Lord, for the things I’ve made it,
when its’ all about You, all about You, Jesus.
The truth is that we often “make it” all about all sorts of other things. Any number of things become our center of focus, preoccupying us, keeping us from putting Jesus front and center. Our jobs, our friends, our anxieties, our ambitions, etc., etc. and so forth.
But, no matter how much we push Him aside, Jesus waits patiently for us to “come back to the heart of worship.” He stands in the corner in which we’ve pushed him waiting for us to recognize that we’ve mistakenly put other things in His place.
As I listened to the teens sing the words to the song Sunday evening, I was overwhelmed by the reality of Jesus’ patience and the lack of recrimination What I saw was Jesus happily embracing us, no matter how long it takes us to come back. No matter how long it takes, He’s happy to have us back.