During our lifetimes we will take stock of who we are at many points. Maybe you are a young adult, just finding your way in the world. Maybe you are a young parent, struggling with children and spousal issues. Maybe you are a single parent, trying to figure out who you are at this unexpected turn in your life. Maybe you are a senior, wondering if you did everything you were supposed to do with your life.
Wherever you are in your life, one thing is certain and that is that your Creator is in charge. Now, I know many of you are saying that you don’t even think about God during your day, or that He is some abstract vision you have tucked away for trips home to your family. This may be true for you, but for God, it is not. He always loves you, believes in you, and pursues you. You are His child and He loves you more than anything!
Today I went to Mass at a different church, as our church didn’t have enough participants to have a Mass, and there are at least three Catholic churches within about 10 miles of town to make it feasible for everyone to go to a different church. As we were waiting for Mass to start, child #3 decided she needed to use the facilities. So, I took her. It was while I was occupied that I noticed a sign on the stall door. It said “Do you trust Me?” and pictured a girl swinging on a swing with the ropes held by Jesus, and not a tree. I was speechless. How many of us would trust God so much to keep us from falling? And yet, He does that every day of our lives!
Do you honestly think that you can do ANYTHING without God? I used to tell my kiddos, to drive the point home, that they wouldn’t be able to wipe themselves after pottying without the help of God. That point was driven home for me even more clearly after I was in a car accident where both my right kneecap and hip were broken. I literally could not clean myself, and had to have nurses do it. God bless those nurses!
So, my point is, cling to God and do what He would want of you. When you are tempted, know that God sees everything. Choose right and choose His way for you! Happy Feast Day!