God is Good!

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Called To A Richer Life


By BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada
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During our lives we all meet with some situations that cause frustration.   Slow moving checkout lines, cable TV going out, and it seems, when we are in a hurry – getting stuck at a rail road crossing.  Years ago, I took a new approach when presented with this last frustration.

As the slow moving freight train passed, my imagination came up with this thought: This is God’s train coming into my heart, bring the gifts I had begged Him to give me!  My treasure train was now arriving!

Each car received a name: peace of heart, joy in living, love of God, forgiveness to others, hope for the future, good heath, faith in God, humility, sense of humor, love for Mary and Joseph, courage to face sufferings, purity of heart, and many other gifts of the Spirit I cherish.

“Pull out into the deep waters and lower your net for a catch”, Jesus said to His disciples at their first meeting.  In the deep waters, the fisherman catches the big fish; along the shoreline, just minnows.  Dare to ask the Lord for treasures of the spirit, the big fish of the spiritual life!  Christ desires to enrich our inner life with no limits to His generosity.

Excitement fills our hearts on reading these words.  “What price do I pay for this enrichment of my life?”  First, be interested in the happenings of everyday life!  At evening time, ask questions about the outcome of the day, such as, “Why did I argue with that person today, why so much friction in my family circle, does my sadness mean anything, what could I have done differently that would have brought about a more positive outcome?”  Questions like these help to take the pulse of the day’s activities.

The above questioning need only take a few minutes, but its value shows up as the days go by.  We begin to realize there is a better way to live, especially as we beg the Lord of deep waters to bring His gifts into our spirit.

The next time you are stopped by a train, remember my experience.  Instead of being frustrated, turn it into a religious experience. 

Fr. George Mc Kenna

March 12, 2017 - Posted by | Bulletins | , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. Thank you Dear Father George

    Comment by Matt Marich | March 12, 2017 | Reply

  2. As I read your email I began to relax. You had a very calming effect on me.
    Thank you Father George.
    Bud Weston

    Comment by Bud Weston | March 12, 2017 | Reply

  3. What a precious gift of faith & contemplation…these words you plant in our hearts with your spiritual instructions…as Spring soon arrives…Blessings of St. Patrick & St. Joseph be with you Fr. George! With Love & Gratitude, marianne

    Comment by mcs | March 12, 2017 | Reply

  4. Gre8t thought, & hppy st. P’trick week to you. Tpd & f’mily

    Comment by Tom Dubrick | March 13, 2017 | Reply


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