Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

January 11, 2024

Help is On the Way

Tough times require a strong appeal for help. We know of those difficult times and pray profoundly, with vigor, humbly, and penitent. But pray we must.

The psalmist cries out a lament to God, who seems to have disappeared, taking no part in their anguish, and the psalmist asks why God has hidden his face.

To think that God has abandoned us indeed is the work of the Evil One who will use our displeasure and anger to turn us away from God. But like our biblical leper and so many people today afflicted with chronic medical issues or those demoralized as victims of war or devastated by natural disasters, they have shone their courage and strength and even a trust that God will be with them.

If we are to give that glory and praise to our God, we must imitate him in ways that are humanely possible. Trust me. With those two words, we speak as God speaks. Human trust is not perfect, but we try. Children trust their parents, and parents must, in some ways, trust their children. Husbands and wives must trust each other. That leper asked but did not demand to be cured. If you wish, that’s an absolute trust.

The saints who found their strength in the Eucharist attest by their lives that they trusted God as they fought their way to heaven.

We have been told God’s way is not our way. And we have heard everything has a season and time. Live by these words for how sad it would be to say God can’t be trusted.

Prayer

You, O God, are my strength. Send your light and your fidelity, that they may be my guide; Let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place of your dwelling (Psalm 43: 1, 3)

 

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