St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Trust Me...

I firmly believe that things do not happen without a reason.
We have the gift of free will.
That's a gift that God will never take away from us,
even when we make poor choices and sin,
God bring good out of evil.

For example, when articles about Trust keep getting fed into your Facebook newsfeed
before and after
Divine Mercy Sunday,
when homilies speak about mercy and trust,
and when friends with whom you speak Catholic, 
talk independently about
Trust and remind you that you need to let go of your efforts to control events beyond your control,
then, perhaps, through all of these things,
God is speaking to you.
Trust is the attachment we need.
Anxiety, fear, distrust are opposite of the nature of trust.
Throwing ourselves into God's ocean of mercy,
trusting that, no matter what, God's Will will be done,
whether in calm seas or stormy seas.

St. Padre Pio directed us to:
Don't Worry.

When you pray you open up the gates of trust.
When you hope, you trust.
When you don't worry, you trust.

Easy to do?
Not always, but trusting God completely is part of becoming a saint.
God wants all of us to become saints, not just saints, but great saints!
Do we stumble and fall?
Of course we do!
We skin our knees and bruise our souls.
So what happens when we sin?
If we repent, God lifts us up and gently sets us back on the path of sanctity.
He is there if we jump out of the boat to follow Him and find ourselves sinking because our fears have overcome our will.
God knows us and loves us, in spite of ourselves.
He looks at us and smiles.
Close your eyes.
Look at God.
What's He doing?
He's looking back at you and He's smiling!
Trust Him.
He's the miracle worker.
He knows what He's doing.
Give Him room to work.
Amen and Alelujiah!

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