Saturday of the 11th
Week in Ordinary Time
June 20, 2015 8:30am
All of us worry at times.
It may be about –
what the doctor will tell us,
how the treatments will go,
how we will be cared for in our older years,
our job security,
whether we will have enough money.
I think we all worry at times.
Jesus today calls us to place our trust in him.
If God takes care of the flowers and the birds, will he not also take care of us?
One of our prominent Catholic spiritual writers, Henri Nouwen, offers us some wisdom on this.
I want to share a few sentences from him and just leave that with us for our reflection today.
Henri Nouwen says this:
“Often we want to be able to see into the future.
Mostly we have just enough light to see the next step:
what we have to do in the coming hour or the following day.
The art of living is to enjoy what we can see and not complain about what remains in the dark.
When we are able to take the next step with the trust that we will have enough light for the step that follows, we can walk through life with joy and be surprised at how far we go.
Let’s rejoice in the little light we carry and not ask for the great beam that would take all shadows away.”