Saturday, March 18, 2017

Second Thursday of Lent

Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose hope is the LORD. He is like a tree planted beside the waters that stretches out its roots to the stream: It fears not the heat when it comes, its leaves stay green; In the year of drought it shows no distress, but still bears fruit. 

If we want to have peace in our lives, even in the midst of trial and tribulation, then we need to place our trust and hope in God. It is from His Divine Love that we can draw our courage and strength. He gives the graces we need to be not afraid to do His Will. He is the root of our every consolation and virtue. He is the stream of living water which nourishes and sustains our spirits through good times and bad. He makes it possible for us to do what is right and bear good fruits even when we are suffering or being persecuted. With God’s Life within us, we grow in faith, hope, and love. He makes it possible for us to do His Will and do it wisely and well.

Do we truly trust in God or do we place our trust in ourselves? In what ways can we show to God that our hopes are in Him and not worldly things? How can we foster a spirit of trust within our faith lives?

O Lord, you are the root of all our faith and the seed of all our good works.


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