Thursday, February 19, 2009

Transforming Work to Prayer and Trials to Trust

"That the love for Christ and for one's brothers and sisters, together with a shared sense of Church, animate and inspire competency, commitment, professionalism, and an honest and proper dedication as well as an attentive and mature responsibility, in this way transforming the work itself, whatever it be, into a prayer" Benedict XVI.

And one of our hardest works is ...
In times of trial "God's presence is often silent and may seem absent, whereas in actual fact it in veiled behind the ineffable mystery of His almighty Love, which desires the good of those who love Him (Rom 8, 28). Only pride and arrogance can prevent God's love from working in us. Whereas humility in a believer who has complete trust in the love of the heavenly Father, makes miracles possible. Happy the Christian who says in times of trial: Lord, I will not wake you even if everything around seems to be collapsing, because I am certain of your Presence. I am not worried about the waves and the wind, because you are with me, as you promised: “Lo, I am with you always, until the end of time ” (Mt 28, 20). Yes, Lord, you are all we need!" Mgr. Luciano Alimandi

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