Educating for the Lived Gospel #251

Blessed be the Lord,
who daily bears us up;
God is our salvation. (Ps 68:19)

We believe that God is always with us. When life is a struggle we can cry to God about our difficulties. Are we sufficiently open-hearted to be aware of the seemingly-hidden graces that are present each day, each moment of our lives? As Shakespeare said, there’s the rub. Whether in joy or difficulty, God is with us. One perspective upon ‘God is our salvation’ is since God is present in everyone and everything we need each person, each relationship to enrich us and save us.

Our young people appreciate an ‘attitude of gratitude’. Such an attitude speaks of appreciating each moment, each person in their lives and is akin to mindfulness. Such gratitude also values the very real way in which our lives are filled by angels – people who do God’s work – by lifting us up when life weighs us down.

Have a great week!
Patrick

PS A reminder that you can order copies of my new book of reflections Guided into the truth here. All royalties go to St Maria Mazzarello School in Venilale, Timor-Leste

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