Monday, May 17, 2010
St. Paschal Baylon
When the disciples doubted who Jesus was, it wasn't because they didn't understand what he told them. It was just a matter of trusting what he said. It today's Gospel, the disciples finally make the leap and trust Jesus. Jesus tells the disciples to continue to trust him when he is gone, even when times are troubling here on earth. The message holds true for you and I today, "take courage, I have conquered the world."
One more thing: In a 'can-do' culture, it can be hard to trust in the Lord. Sometimes it is just easier to do it ourselves! As parents, we display a certain arrogance when we think we can save our kids, especially our adult children, from mistakes, hardships, and abuses. When we continually intervene in our adult children's lives, we keep hold of the reins and never even give God a chance to be present. We never allow our children to depend on him because we don't actually trust him ourselves.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I believe, hope, and trust in you! Help me to trust that you will take care of the precious gifts that you have given me: my children. Help me to let my adult children depend solely on you. Help me to let go. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Paschal, pray for me.
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