Each and everyday I hear and see the misery that many people are experiencing due to a myriad of reasons. In my life, there have been many periods of confusion, darkness, and despair. When a person is engulfed in that muck, (which is truly the deception of Satan) it is difficult for them to see an answer. It is difficult for them to even believe there is an answer.
The answer is, and always was…God. He is right there for all of us, and reaches out to us in so many ways. The problem is, we feel empty and helpless, refusing to take that first step that will lead to joy and true peace in our hearts. We tend to see the thought of growth in our faith, or even personal growth, as overwhelming, so we just continue to wallow in our own misery and pain.
Lent is just around the corner. Make a choice to take the tiniest step…I promise it will only take a few minutes of your day. However, as I have found, those few minutes might just take a hold of your heart, mind and soul. It just might give you a flicker of hope.
Maybe it’s time to take that step.
Little habits added to our day, can lead to changes in our thinking, our faith life, and our life in general.
Through my Church, I have found this book of 365 Days of Inspiration The Wisdom of Fulton Sheen, which helps me to think about what is truly important in life.
Today’s thought/February 26: “…The closer we live to God, the closer we are bound to our neighbor; the farther we are fom God, the farther we are from one another…” Wow, maybe that is the reason for the anger, vitriol, and division that we are seeing around us.
Maybe, to make a difference in this world, and to be truly happy, we should be seeking the God who is patiently waiting for us to invite Him in.
May God bless you and keep you in His care!