Last week seemed to be a rough one on many levels.
Some things on the news: mass shootings, disturbing video released, shootings and bombings in the Middle East…
A couple of friends asked me to pray because of serious illnesses in their families…
A couple of you asked me to pray because of rough things your families are going through…
And it was a rough week for me personally.
When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is make the Sign of the Cross and thank God for the blessings in the day before and thank Him for all the potential in the new day ahead, then I get up.
This morning I felt a joy as I did this that I haven’t felt in a while. As I did all my morning things and moved into my day, my mind was full of thoughts encouraging me, thoughts I believe were from God.
As I read this coming Sunday’s first Mass reading, I could hear God continue to encourage me through the words.
If you remove from your midst oppression, false accusation and malicious speech; if you bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted; then light shall rise for you in the darkness, and the gloom shall become for you like midday. Isaiah 58:10
These words shine truth on the darkness of last week. These words remind me of simple actions I can take to help shine God’s light in the darkness. I hope you hear God encouraging you through them too. I am praying for you.
Be blessings of light in the darkness!