Sunday, October 23, 2011

Three Words of Wisdom

Yesterday, Today, Forever

...Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
(Hebrews 7:8)

How many times have you been disappointed by a friend, neighbor, co-worker or spouse?  Yes, human nature with our weaknesses and faults is one sure thing we can bet on.  If we put our trust in people instead of the Lord, we will almost always be disappointed.

Let us look to Jesus Christ to be our strength, our consolation, and our joy!  He never disappoints us if we place our trust and hope in him.  He promised to remain with us until the end of time...then when this earthly life is over he promises to be with us forever.  As Catholics, we can say we have the best of both worlds.  We have Christ present with us in the Holy Eucharist and are able to receive him daily if we so choose, and if we remain faithful we will abide with him forever in the company of the Saints and the Most Blessed Virgin Mary. 

If we get down or depressed because we do not seem to make any spiritual progress, if we get depressed because we commit the same sins, let us look to Jesus whose mercy is always available.  His forgiveness is always available.  He doesn't cast anyone aside.  He is long-suffering and patient with his broken people.

As Catholics, as Secular Carmelites, let us pray that we may be merciful, long-suffering and patient with the weaknesses and faults of others.  For then, God will not be disappointed in us.

Visit the Carmelite Monastery in Armstrong, British Columbia

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, ocds

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