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Give The Present Moment Your All

Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Scriptural Readings: 1 Peter 1:18-25; Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20; Mark 10:32-45

My dear encountered couples:

Would you like to know your future? Some people get a Ouija Board, check their horoscope, visit a psychic, or call a 900 number at $3.99 a minute. They want to know what the cards will deal for them. Jesus gave his disciples a sneak preview of coming attractions.

Just when they thought everything was going really great, he tells them, “We are on our way up to Jerusalem where the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the scribes. They will condemn him to death and hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit at him, flog him, and finally kill him. But three days later he will rise.

How would you have felt if you were they? Your best friend, with whom you were expecting to have a great life, you find out is going to suffer and die. Or maybe you find out something as bad is going to happen to you.

Cancer, pain, terrible things in your future.

Could you ever be happy again, knowing all that is going to be coming down the road. Even during times of your greatest joys, a sudden thought towards your future could block out the sunshine.

Let us be grateful we only have to take one day at a time, one moment at a time. And not by ourselves. Christ and his Holy Spirit, God and our Blessed Mother are always with us to help us, not to but mention our guardian angels. Don’t allow yourself to become overly concerned with the future. It will all work out for those who trust in God.

Give the present moment your all.


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