There are times we feel closer to God than  at other times.    Many days we  can focus and pray and can sense and see and feel in our heart God’s love. Then we have those days when we feel like a stray dog and lack the desire to pray or be attentive in Church.   At this moment God is testing to see how strong our love is for Him.    These are the times when our faith grows and we do not even realize it. We feel like a fall away Christian but in fact if we overcome our feelings and “darkness” and pray anyway God will listen and our faith will be so much greater.  All of us have days like this.  Many of the great Saints had this “dark night of the soul”.  Stay focused on Christ and continue to do your daily prayers and commitments. Pray for the conversion of sinners and our politicians daily. Pray the Rosary!!