March 19, 2022, St. Joseph Day

TRUST GOD.  What if this whole project of being human was really about trusting God?  What if the feelings, emotions, desires and inevitable confusion in this drama were simply the circumstances for that singular act of trust that makes us whole again?  What if we do in fact have a loving parent who art in heaven who is quietly, patiently and constantly creating opportunities for us to trust?  What if our births were nothing other than a crash-course in that proverbial leap of faith into reality?  What if our deaths were the final movement of this masterpiece where we are afforded the dignity of handing ourselves over in trust?  What if everything in-between – infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood and our elder years – were the process of working out the knots that prevent us from trusting fully?  What if our neuroses, obsessions, complexes and addictions were just misguided efforts to trust?  What if God were not some kind of task-master or spiritual police officer but an intimate and humble friend who has been trying to build trust with us all along?  What if we got in the habit of closing our eyes, pausing for a moment, taking a deep breath, and paying attention to what was happening within us…and feeling what God was actually like?  Would this help us to TRUST GOD?  Ave Crux, Spes Unica.

5 thoughts on “March 19, 2022, St. Joseph Day

  1. Thank you, and Happy Feast Day to all our Brothers of Holy Cross. Keep up your great spirit and love. Sr. Helene Sharp, CSC

  2. Peace to you, Brothers! Happy 2nd Saturday in Lent-
    What a great piece! What is it to TRUST GOD? We all need to DEFINE what is TRUST to us?

    Loved the line…”What if everything in-between – infancy, childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood and our elder years – were the process of working out the knots that prevent us from trusting fully?”

    I beleive this IS/ ARE the BLOCKAGE(s) we all face, consciously or unconsciously. May WE all find a MOMENT during LENT and ALWAYS to stop and listen in the slience, to HEAR GOD. Taking that MOMENT is TRUST for me. Margie
    Laudetur Iesus Christus

    1. Amen sister Margie – beautiful words. Taking that moment is such a good way to put it. Lead us, Lord, to that constant moment where Love of God and Love of Neighbor meet. There we will know your sabbath rest and have life. Shalom shalom!

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