Saturday 11th Week in Ordinary Time June 22, 2024

Father Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Saturday 11th Week in Ordinary Time

June 22, 2024, Matthew 6:24-34

https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/062224.cfm

Out With Worry – In With Trust.

The only moment we can be with God is the present moment. We cannot be in His presence five seconds ago or any moment in the future. But all moments are present to God, from the first moment of creation to the last moment at the end of time. He is eternal.

We can learn from the past and prepare for the future, like a mother shopping for dinner. But to worry is to leave the present moment with God and venture out alone. The present moment is the only moment we can embrace God’s grace. “When our attention is drawn to the past or the future, we miss what God has for us right now, and we lose the opportunity to share in His Grace!” Stop Drop and Pray, Calling on God’s Healing Power, page 7, by Barbara Alderfer.)

When worry overcomes me, and I can’t get rid of it, I pray over the words of Blessed Antonio Rosmini in the 4th Maxim of Christian Perfection TO ABANDON OURSELVES WHOLLY TO DIVINE PROVIDENCE. He wrote:

No Maxim helps more than this to obtain the peace of heart and evenness of mind proper to the Christian life.

There is perhaps no Maxim which, when practiced with the simplicity and generosity of heart that it requires, renders the follower of Jesus Christ dearer to our Heavenly Father. For it implies perfect confidence in Him, and in Him alone; It implies a most lively faith, which believes as certain that all things in this world, both great and small, rest alike in the hand of our Heavenly Father and that nothing happens except as He disposes of for the accomplishment of His adorable designs. It implies also a belief in the infinite goodness, mercy, bounty, and generosity of our Heavenly Father, who disposes of all things for the good of them that trust Him; so that His gifts and favors, His care and graces, are bestowed in proportion to the confidence which His well-beloved children place in Him.

Gospel Challenge:

In short, pray, “O Jesus, I surrender myself to You, take care of everything.” He will and always does.

Love Your Neighbor!

Fr. Rick Pilger, IC

www.bscchurch.com

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