Each one of us was designed and created by God specifically to be in this world, this country, this state, this community, this family, at this very moment in time.
There is much havoc being wreaked all around us. Many are terrorized by the thought of themselves or loved ones being infected with Covid 19, while others wrestle with the loss of freedoms regarding lockdown orders, business, school and Church closings, and mandatory masks. As Americans, we are in the process of election fraud investigations and recounts, and many are anxiety ridden regarding the outcome of the election…which makes complete sense, being that the two candidates stand for agendas going in two completely different directions.
Whichever the outcome, there will most likely continue to be distrust and unrest.
When you look around, it’s hard not to see the lack of respect, integrity and civility that has taken to the airwaves and streets. Walking through our communities, peering at each other over our Covid masks, it’s as though we don’t even see each other as people anymore…but more as walking germ spreaders. Eyes are averted, so it is hard to connect with each other.
We are on high alert regarding the political leanings of those around us…many are extra sensitive and triggered by any spoken word that may be different from their belief system.
With all that is happening in our daily world, I believe that it is the time to take a step back. Use this time to really listen to the ones around you on a daily basis. STOP listening to the news, social media and news sites…put those things on PAUSE.
Listen to your family, friends and loved ones. Really hear what they are saying…reassure them that you love them and are there for them. Find ways to connect.
Stop focussing on the overwhelming issues that are blazing now…trust that God is weaving the perfect outcome, through each one of us. (whether we are aware or not)
We each have a purpose. Ask Our Lord to reveal that purpose to you…however, you are already IN that purpose. There are those in your life that God entrusted to YOU.
Love those people. Protect those people. Guide those people. See Jesus in them, and allow them to see Jesus in you.
We are all in this together…that fact is clearly evident at this time in history. As Catholics, as Christians, our purpose is to edify each other, pray for each other, and help each other on our journeys to heaven.
Take time to learn your faith, and develop your relationship with Jesus. Live in Jesus, and invite Him to live within you.
The temptation is to give in to fear, remain isolated, or to lash out. Ask Jesus to show you a different way…ask him to touch those around you with his love. Ask him to work through you, even when you are at a loss of knowing what to do.
Remember, you are here at this very moment in time. You are valuable, and you never know when someone’s life trajectory will be changed because you cared enough to reach out. You being here RIGHT NOW is no accident.
God created you for this moment!
Each and every circumstance of life right now is in his will. It is either his will, or he has allowed a circumstance for a purpose we do not understand. Trust in Him. Do not trust feelings. Trust in Him. Do not trust manmade solutions. Trust in Him. Do not trust political parties. Trust in Him. Do not trust everything that is being fed to you through news and social media. Trust in Him.
Learn to discern through His Catholic Church on Earth…through Scripture.
Stay close to Jesus. Read His Holy Word…The Bible. Attend Mass. Receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. Pray the Rosary. Pray for each other, The Church, America, and the world. Pray for eyes and hearts to be opened, and for conversions to Jesus. Learn your faith.
Most important of all, love God and love each other. For that is why we are here at this very moment.