Season of the Glorious PENTECOST
11th SUNDAY OF PENTECOST - الأحد الحادي عشر بعد ألعنصرة
Year 111 - Issue No. 31 || August 01- August 07—2021
Something to think about
God never loses. Not even one battle.” writes St. Josemaria Escriva
If it seems like we have lost the culture war, that the culture of death has overcome the gospel of life if it seems that our children and our college students are helpless against dictatorial ideologies that destroy their families, their minds, and their very identities, do not doubt God’s providence. Jesus is Lord, and He never loses.
It is interesting how we don’t learn, and we keep doing the same sin and same mistakes repeatedly. Yet when we look at the lives of the saints, we hear the say: TRUST IN THE LORD.
Among many saints, Fr. John Bosco, an Italian diocesan priest who founded the Salesian Order in 1859 to provide schools for the street children of Italy’s industrial cities, also witnessed God’s providence. One day he began handing out bagels for 300 boys from a basket that had a few dozen. With great wonder, they saw him distribute to all the present, with bagels left over. Another time he began distributing some roasted chestnuts to 650 young people. The supply never ended, again with some leftover.
The people that serve the poor best, like St. John Bosco and Mother Teresa, are the people that pray the most. God never loses, but we will lose unless we depend entirely on Him. With God, all things are possible, and all things are bright and beautiful, even the filthiest street that you could imagine. People are always beautiful because they are God’s image and likeness, but human nature, either looks through the Lord and sees his beauty and love in his children or looks through the fallen nature and sees the sin, of itself and of others.
Our takeaway is that we can, and we must trust God because He provides. But we must pray first!