Released in 1990, this song was written by Julie Gold
and originally recorded by Bette Midler.
It is an appropriate song
to close our Holy Thursday Retreat
reminding us that God is constantly watching us
even if apparently He’s doing so from a distance.

In today’s retreat
we reflected precisely on this distance between us and God,
and how our Lord Jesus
has done everything possible
to close any distance between us and God.

With grateful hearts,
let us pray over God’s nearness to us
made possible by the painstaking and costly redemption
that our Lord Jesus has given us.

Feel free to linger here awhile
before proceeding to the next section.