Devotional Discussion… A Deep Look at Life
Quote of the Day:
” You find yourself in a position which seems rather strange: on the one hand, you feel fainthearted, as you look inwards; on the other, sure, encouraged, as you look upwards. Don’t worry: it is a sign that you are beginning to know yourself better and— more importantly!—that you are beginning to know Him better.” Escriva “The Furrow”
St. Paul wrote: “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. 10 That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong!” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (NLT)
How true this is! I have found so often it is the struggles in my life, where I cannot depend on my own strength, where I have to depend on Jesus’ mercy, on the Holy Spirit’s guidance, on the hope that comes from the Father’s love… it is then and there I find peace and joy, even in the midst of trauma. It is there where I find a strength to look past myself and see the brokenness that needs healing – healing only God’s love and mercy can provide.
Help us Lord, to see your strength, to rejoice in your word and in Your cleansing of our lives in Baptism, and in the Feast you welcome us to – where we again realize the relationship You have forged with us.