The best in us is realized when we let go and let God.
In today’s Gospel we return to a conversation between Jesus and His Apostles on the evening of Holy Thursday. Jesus tells the Apostles that He is to leave them soon and the Apostles are left feeling anxious. Jesus tells them, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”
We all go through struggles in our life and deal with things that trouble our hearts. Some of them can be daunting and we can become perturbed when things don’t go our way. But these tough times help us learn perseverance, diligence, and grit. God does not test us beyond our ability to endure. So when things don’t go our way, we must remember that God will always be there to rescue us.
How do you react when things are tough? Do you give up hope and wonder where God is or if He even cares? Or do you remember that this is part of God’s plan for you?
May God remind us that our hearts should not be troubled, for He will guide us through any and all tough times we may have. Amen.
Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.