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Province of Saint Ann

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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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Daily Eucharistic Reflections

July 2, 2024

Could a mother forget her child? Do lions cry out if no one can hear them? The prophet Amos reminds us of how God will be with the children of Israel and all future generations, us, forever. Amos recounts the historical proof. Because God has our backs, we are called to do justice for God, the call of Psalm 5 today.

And boy, does God have our backs! The Gospel reminds us that Christ is always in the boat of life with us. The boat has been used as an image of the Church. We do not need saving; we are not perishing. Yes, there are waves; even more, there are storms and flooding in our lives with multiple emotions and sometimes traumas. In the violence, Christ never abandons us. We may not appreciate that he is seemingly sleeping. But rather than obeying our fears, we are called to follow our faith and heritage for a God who always walks with us and calls us to trust.

Today’s quote from Eymard Day by Day reminds us that our founder said, “Heaven is our goal, the world is our exile.” It reminded me of the Belinda Carlisle song, “We’ll make heaven a place on earth.” Earth is filled with its roller coaster rides; not only is the weather up and down and crazy, but it mirrors our lives. But through it all, God is close, never forgetting us, like a lion roaring to protect us so that we may reach our ultimate destination: the banquet feast of heaven.

Prayer

Trusting in you, O God, we call about your Spirit to calm the waters that rattle in our lives. May the storms that surround us ever make us waver from experiencing ever-increasing protection. Amid our uncertainties, help us to remain faithful to your service through Christ our Lord.

 

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