Archive for April, 2009

Goin’ to Work…

April 27, 2009

As I mentioned in my last post, I am in the midst of uncertainty regarding my employment.  In order to stay in a spirit of faith and trust, I have renewed my commitment to participating in the weekday liturgies.  Due to my work schedule, the only one I can attend is the 6:30 am service.  I am not a morning person!!! I have always had difficulty getting up early in the morning.  But God makes all things new, right?  Perhaps he is trying to transform me into a “morning person.”  At any rate, I have found that this job difficulty has had the positive effect of pushing me right back into the heart of God.  Each morning a different Word sticks in my mind – I am trying to hear what the Lord is saying to me.

Today this is what struck me:

Do not work for food that perishes
but for the food that endures for eternal life,
which the Son of Man will give you.
For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”
So they said to him,
“What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”
Jesus answered and said to them,
“This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.

This is our true work: To believe in Jesus and God’s love for us.  As long as we live and breathe in this world, we will need to work to earn our daily bread; however each day Jesus is offering us Himself in the supernatural Eucharistic bread and we should never reject Him.  I will have faith that God will provide for my needs and the needs of my family.  My “work” will always first and foremost be to believe in His Word.  God’s Word is true – “He can neither deceive nor be deceived.”  DEUS CARITAS EST

Behold, I Make All Things New

April 24, 2009

“Behold, I make all things new.”  This is the Word of God on my mind and heart lately.  The reason being that there are changes being made at my place of employment that suggest I will need to find a new job within the next few months.  I am angry, confused, frustrated and sad.  I was blessed by God to find a job that was a definite upgrade from my prior job.  A generous salary, friendly colleagues, and a safe and comfortable place to work.  I thought it would be a place I could put down roots.  But now it looks like I will be uprooted again.  It is difficult to get myself in the mindset of change, but I have no choice.  Therefore, I am looking to God to help me move forward.  God makes all things new.  I believe he is guiding me and leading me.  The last time I was unemployed, I moved forward with faith that God had a place for me.  And it proved to be true.  I must hold fast to that truth anew.  Today at morning Mass the priest began the homily by asking, “How often do we place limits on what God can accomplish through us?”  The reading today was about the miracle of feeding the four thousand people with just a few loaves of bread.  I will not place limits on God.  Like I mentioned a few posts ago, “God can create light out of darkness, not out of a lesser light.  He can bring you summer out of winter, even if you have no Spring…”  Please pray for me.  May God bless you.