Thursday, 16 April 2009

He’ll Help You Remember

Posted: 14 Apr 2009 09:00 PM PDT (Catholic Exchanged)
Acts 3:1-10 / Lk 24:13-35
There’s something thrilling about attending a wedding, a baptism, or a graduation. All of life’s possibilities seem stretched out before us, and most of their costs are still hidden from view. It’s so much like the beginning of a summer day: soft breezes, sweet smells, lush lawns and flowers. And then before you know it, it’s fall and time to prepare for the siege of winter.

If we’re working hard to be faithful to God and to one another, to do our best and to share our gifts, we get tired. And sometimes after a while, things that used to be easy and even a joy become a burden instead. Somewhere along the line, we lose the joy and we find ourselves echoing those two apostles in today’s gospel, “We used to hope,” but not anymore.
How does that happen? Is it simply a matter of working too hard and getting tired? Not really. The real problem is losing our vision, our sense of purpose, which can come only from a trust-connection with the Lord.

If you find yourself burning out and finding life burdensome, spend some time renewing your vision and remembering where you’re going. And the only place to do that is in His presence. He’ll help you remember, and He’ll give you back your joy.

3 comments:

katolik said...

What is our vision or purpose in life as Catholics? When was the last time a priest preached from the pulpit that the highest law of the universe is the salvation of souls? When was the last time we heard that the Church mission is to convert non-Catholics? Is this not the purpose of the Church? It is true that we have lost our vision and have forgotten our purpose of being here.

IsaiahEzra said...

And sometimes after a while, things that used to be easy and even a joy become a burden instead. Somewhere along the line, we lose the joy and we find ourselves echoing those two apostles in today’s gospel, “We used to hope,” but not anymore.
How does that happen? Is it simply a matter of working too hard and getting tired? Not really. The real problem is losing our vision, our sense of purpose, which can come only from a trust-connection with the Lord.

If you find yourself burning out and finding life burdensome, spend some time renewing your vision and remembering where you’re going. And the only place to do that is in His presence. He’ll help you remember, and He’ll give you back your joy. <-- I admit that I'm that person..

After my bloved late hubby passed away more than a year ago, I lost all my hopes, all our dreams, my motivation and most of all my purpose of living.

Frankly speaking, i just live for today. I give up on having hopes or aim in life.

Now, my daily prayer is:
GOD pls forgive all our sins, have mercy on us. I'm praying for the souls of my blvd hubby, blvd mum, my ah Po, my granfathers, my late relatives& frens that U had called, all souls and the souls in purgatory.

GOD let me be united with my beloved late hubby again, soon.

thanx Father for ur sharing,I'll try to feel & find GOD's presence.

dakunfrancis said...

GOD pls forgive all our sins, have mercy on us. I'm praying for the souls of my blvd hubby, blvd mum, my ah Po, my granfathers, my late relatives& frens that U had called, all souls and the souls in purgatory.
...........
with All my unity and prayers