Sunday, June 28, 2009

Abandon Oneself to God

It seems like if there was a theme for this year's novena, it would have been healing. Of course the underlying theme was directed toward our Blessed Mother, emulating her in the ways we can, to rejoice in our God and say our yes to Him.

God's love for us is a strong and powerful thing. he has a plan for us and our lives, we must be open to it. It's hard to trust in His Will especially when we are battered, beaten and bloody both emotionally and spiritually. It is hard to let go of our doubts, fears and completely trust in Him.

Often when we are sick or a loved one is sick, we find ourselves alone, discomforted and afraid, God is with us and will never abandon us, but the trouble is that when we need to most we can't surrender ourselves to God. I think that is why the monsignor mentioned the following prayer. It reminds us of the need to abandon our whole selves to the Lord that he will be there for us and give us what we need, if we can surrender our fears and doubts and put our trust in Him.

I think for me, praying the psalms has opened up my mind and heart to God. Reading those ancient words, which have been read by so many before me-- saints, prophets, priests, the Lord Jesus himself.

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