Join us as we reflect, ponder, and pray together inspired by today's Gospel.
Today's Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34
If there is any Gospel passage moms can relate to, I think it’s this one. So often, if I’m juggling all the balls in one area of life, I’m letting them fall in another. Guess what? The house is clean, and the menu is planned, but I’ve not met any of my writing obligations. Or, I’m killing it with my word count but the house is a cluttered, dirty mess, and no one can find a clean pair of socks. The obvious conclusion is that I can’t divide my time well. If I’m succeeding in one place, I’m failing in another.
That feeling of falling behind, of failing, in either one area or another, is discouraging. And the discouragement produces anxiety about getting it all done.
Jesus’s message today reminds me that the only ball I need to keep in the air, the only god I need to serve, is Him alone. And then follows the beautiful reassurance of God’s care for us in the most minute details of our lives.
Jesus is reminding us that we are seen. We are known. We are loved.
Those balls dropping and bouncing off into a mound of clutter in the corner? He knows. And His response is a clear and emphatic, “Don’t worry.”
Worry is useless. Focus on what’s in front of you. Keep your eyes on that one ball that matters. The rest? Some will drop. No worries. God knows which are critical. He knows us. He knows our needs. He will care for us. Amid the bouncing balls and the mess, He wants us simply to trust Him.
Is my focus on God, where it needs to be, or is it divided by distraction and useless worry?
Dear Jesus, help me to trust in You. Help me know Your loving care and not worry.
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Carolyn Astfalk is a wife, mother of four young children, and a writer. Her contemporary Catholic romances are available at Amazon.com. She is a member of the Catholic Writers Guild, a Catholic Teen Books author, and blogs at My Scribbler’s Heart. Visit CarolynAstfalk.com.