Saturday, January 8, 2011

Trust in God

The other day we had the pleasure of having Mass assisted by a Jesuit deacon (he is looking forward to being ordained to the priesthood this summer). Our community has known him for several years but I was struck by his joy. Being young in religious life myself, I am familiar with the twists and turns that come with the first years of religious life. But what was his conclusion? "Praised be God who has brought me though it to this point." We ask God "Why?" in our suffering and find it hard to believe that a good God would allow this pain. God, when he became man, knew suffering himself but his Father brought him through it. Maybe instead of asking why and doubting God's goodness and love, we should rather rejoice in his fidelity and trust that he will again bring us through our sufferings and trials.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this Sister. I am strengthened by those who humbly trust God through life. With that peace and joy that you described. That is a tell of the Holy Spirit, for He cannot be without himself-and He is peace and joy and God---among other things. How beautiful it is to see the Holy Spirit LIVING inside a soul, especially because the soul trusts Jesis. This is the image I have of all Saints. A soul led by the Spirit of God. A soul who remained in peace and joy through surrender and suffering. I need to trust God more. I need to believe that and see His bigger picture which I often forget to contemplate in my troubles. God is truly a good God and I hope, as you wrote, to trust Him more in me, in my life, and in those around me. I trust him more because of the faith that you show.

Thank you Sister and God bless.