FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
November 23, 2022 34th Wednesday
WORD of the DAY
you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,
for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking
that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. (Luke 21:14- 15)
How shall I live this Word?
Generally, every time we have to face a difficulty, that we have to defend ourselves from something or someone, we begin to devise all possible strategies by continuing to hypothesize which might be the best and so worry and anxiety grow in us. Today, in a more current and common language, the Lord would tell us, “Don’t keep thinking about it, I will give you the word and wisdom at the right time.” But the mind escapes us and we keep racking our brains to plan defense. To try to avoid this trap and follow the teachings of Jesus, we must try to get back in touch with Him in some way, abandon ourselves totally to Him knowing that we are not the masters of our history.
If He gives us wisdom at the right time, it means that His Presence is real in us, He is always with us (Mt 28:20) and will never abandon us.
Lord, help me to let you enter my story as an author and not as a spectator; I ask you by making the words of Psalm 25 my own
“Let me know, Lord, your ways,
teach me your paths.
Guide me in your faithfulness and teach me,
because you are the God of my salvation.”
The Voice of Pope Francis – Angelus Sunday, 13 November 2016
“Remain steadfast in the Lord, in the certainty that He never abandons us, walk in hope, work to build a better world, despite the difficulties and sad events that mark our personal and collective existence “… Let us pray to the Virgin Mary, so that she may help us through the happy and sad events of this world, to keep the hope of eternity and of the Kingdom of God firm. Let us pray to the Virgin Mary, that she may help us to understand this truth in depth: God never abandons His children!
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