Speaking the Truth

We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica

Monday, October 26, 2009

God's Almighty Presence

St. Contardo Ferrini

Blessed be the Lord day by day,
God, our salvation, Who carries us. Psalms 68: 29

Day by day... this is the catch phrase for me this morning. Each day brings something new. It could be good things like parties in school, the birth of a baby, a dance class with my youngest, or a raise in my husband's paycheck. It could also bring challenges like a busted furnace, laundry piled up on my couch, a sick child (or myself), or a bad behavior report from one of my kids' teachers. Either way, God is present in all of it.

Day by day, God is here teaching me and guiding me in my life to get closer to Him. But I must be open to it. I must look at those challenges as chances to get closer in my relationship to Him. I can use those good times too! He is right there, in the smile of my baby, and in that pile of laundry. He is there in our celebrations, and in the lessons I will learn from the misbehavior of my child.

Day by day, I am grateful for all the trials, the tribulations, and the outright blessings that occur in my daily life. It all brings me, and all of us, closer to our Lord.

Dear Lord, be with me today, and every day, to help me to see the blessings You bring me in everything that happens in my daily life.

Daily Readings:
Romans 8:12-17 Psalms 68:2, 4, 6-7, 20-21 Luke 13:10-17

10 comments:

SaChay said...

Hi, Karen!!!

Glad to see your back, I've been away a little while myself. I started back school and its been taking up too much of my time!!!

Excellent post! These things are often forgotten.

SaChay

Karen said...

Good to hear from you SaChay! I saw on your blog that you mentioned something about homework. What are you going back to school for? I think it's GREAT!

Tracy said...

This is just wonderful Karen!!

SaChay said...

I would like to go for an Associates in Applied Science in Animal Husbandry. But the community college I go to offers nothing that interests me. So at the moment I'm just going for the general Associates in Applied Science Degree...

Karen said...

Well it's definitely a start SaChay! I think it's wonderful that you're doing that! And maybe something will come along that you want later. I just accepted a job a few days ago working with 2-3 year-old autistic children part-time. Flexible hours, good pay... can't ask for anything more!! :)

Colleen said...

Great post. Thanks

baludec9 said...

Really wonderful post. I like this post. Good picture. Thanks for share excellent information. I am follow your blog.

baludec9 said...

Excellent post. Thanks for share good post.

breadgirl said...

Hello Karen

Very nice post. Food for thought for sure. Thanks and God bless you.

愛鋒頭 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today..........................