Today's Gospel: Matthew 10, 24-33
As an adult convert, one aspect of Catholicism that I love the most is the daily readings. I don’t always understand how the Old and New Testament readings go together, but then there are days like today when I feel God reaching through the old and the new to give me hope.
“Woe is me, I am doomed!” How often I feel this way. I get to the end of the day, trudging through the noise and mess of Toddler-land and I think I have failed God. I did not pray enough. I was not kind enough. I put value in worldly things before Him. I soothed my feelings with that handful of chocolate chips instead of the grace of Jesus.
But when I reach for my Magnificat and read His words, I am reminded of His endless mercy, His never failing forgiveness. He is always there to comfort me.
We are all broken. We are all unworthy. And yet He has chosen us to be His light in the world. Do not shy away from this. Do not think you are unworthy of this task for the God who created the universe has counted the hairs on your head, knows your heart and has chosen you.
Make time in your life to read the scriptures. Let Him whisper to you in those quiet times and guide you. Then go spread that joy, that good news, that peace in the world.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
We were made to praise Him. Even when we get to the end of the day and we’re sure we’ve messed it all up. You are His beautiful creation and He wants you to share His love with everyone.
Are you spending enough time with the word of God? How can you carve out some silence in your day to read your bible?
Lord, I am sorry for all the sins I have committed against you. Please forgive me and help me desire nothing above you, Lord.
Copyright 2016 Sterling Jacquith
Sterling Jaquith is a wife and mama to three girls in Boise, Idaho and is the host of the Coffee & Pearls podcast. As a convert, she is so in love with the truth and tradition of the Church that she dedicates her life to helping lukewarm Catholics discover the passion and joy of our faith! She writes at www.sterlingjaquith.com.