Lots of crazy stuff happening in the world today, right? “Crazy” seems like an understatement. I can’t believe the headlines and the feeds and the videos and the photos … it’s just too much.
Sometimes the noise from the media and society at large is enough to make me want to ditch this suburban existence and go off the grid to live in a yurt somewhere in rural someplace.
But then I wonder where I’d get my fancy coffee and a wifi signal and how we’d fit all the kids in such a tight space.
Even when everything seems to swirl around me at justtoomany miles per hour, there are, contrary to what the culture tries to shove down our throats, some absolute truths (and Truths) to which I cling, including:
God is good.
I am His.
I am loved.
Everything is grace.
The Catholic Church is my home.
Christ is present in the Holy Eucharist.
Mercy awaits all who enter the Confessional.
Being a wife and a mother is good, holy, and thoroughly exhausting work.
Heaven is real.
Music lifts my soul.
Almond milk lattes make me happy.
My husband is hilarious.
I love a good bass line.
Each of my children are wonderfully, fearfully made, and I’m lucky to be their Mom.
Jesus Christ is real and I need Him.
Today, I have the honor of contemplating today’s Gospel reading over at Blessed is She. Basically, I’m asking myself – and you – if I truly have the faith to believe that God is Who He says. And, if I do believe it, what am I so worried about?
” … faith isn’t reserved for some moment in the future when we have a minute to spare. It’s for today—it’s for right now. God is on His throne today. Jesus is saving us today. We are His children today. Do we believe?”
God’s got this. He’s got me. He’s got you. If only we have the faith to believe.
Read the rest here.
God bless y’all.
Photo credit: Shannon Lacy for Blessed is She