Throughout ancient history, our Father God kept the secret of His Son hidden from mankind. Having heard Simeon’s prophesy upon presenting Jesus in the temple, so too did Joseph bear that secret of the Father. Our Father wants us to share with Him the deepest secrets in our heart too. How might the world be changed if, this Lent, all Catholics permitted Him to go a little deeper into their heart?
We tend to start each new year with good intentions for changing our flaws and imperfections. The everyday battle, though, can be overwhelming and we too easily find ourselves waving the white flag of surrender. Jesus has provided a way for us to step out of this cycle by living under His standard.
Talking to God in prayer is harder than it seems. How can I be in conversation with someone whose face I cannot even imagine? Scripture tells us God is love, but what does that look like?
Parents are only capable of loving to the extent of their own brokenness. Too often having a child brings to them great fear and anxiety, memories of their own loveless upbringing and voices telling them they are worthless. They look at their child and believe the lying voice that says they are incapable of loving. Just like their own children, they want and expect a love that their own parent couldn’t give.
That is what God is for; He fills in the gaps. But He wants to do more that be a back-up plan for bad days.