Did you think I had forgotten all about you? Did you think I had disappeared…never to return? Well, I did not do either of those things! I just had so much to do that when I had my quiet time in the morning the last two days, I struggled to have any coherent thoughts I felt were worth sharing. I was also going into work much earlier and staying much later than normal. The conference is this weekend, beginning today at noon…you know, the one I have worked months on! I will be so glad when this project is completed. It has been a tremendous thorn in my side; someday I am sure I will look back on it and have a different attitude…someday…
This morning, two things have spoken to me that I feel I must share with you, even though I need to leave for work in one hour. Today’s gospel reading comes from John 6:1-15. I want to share with you this:
In today’s reflection in Living Faith Daily Catholic Devotions Sr. Melannie Svoboda, S.N.D. reflects that while the apostles were good at assessing situations, they could see that this situation looked hopeless! Where were they going to get food for all these people? She writes, “Sometimes we’re stumped by certain situations in our families, workplaces, parishes or nations. Everything looks hopeless. That’s precisely the time we must turn to Jesus and ask for his help. He just might work things out in ways we could not even imagine. Jesus, I hand over to you those situations I view as hopeless. Let me know if there’s any way I can help you work things out.”
It is so easy to second-guess our decisions and live in regret. Thanks for the reminder that a situation is not hopeless — it's just an opportunity for God to do something amazing.
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There are things I would do different already too, but I just need to remember I did the best I could with what I knew at the time. I love how God can work all of it together for good. I know there are things that my parents would do differently, but if they did, I wouldn't be the person I am today. And, some of it is what helped me to see my need for Christ.
Hope your conference goes well!