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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

“Woman, Why Are You Weeping?”

 

But Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. And as she wept, she bent over into the tomb. (John 20:11)

The gospel reading from today’s Mass teaches us an important lesson. Sometimes, as in Mary Magdalene’s case, we get so wrapped up in the problems and worries of our lives that we fail to recognize the Lord’s presence. Mary flat out “missed the point” when she wept at the tomb. Jesus had risen from the dead, but Mary didn’t get it. Bodily resurrection was not something that occurred to her. Instead, she assumed that someone stole the body of Jesus. But what happened then is really important…first the angels and then Jesus appeared to her. The Lord’s appearance finally snapped her out of her sorrow and made her realize that all was well.

Every day, we encounter situations which could cause us to hang our heads and weep. If we give in to the desire to lose hope, we’ll miss the presence of Jesus and the peace that He can provide. By clinging to our own preconceived ideas of what is “good” for our lives, we often fail to see God’s providence in action. Sometimes, “bad” things are actually “good” for us and can help us to reach Heaven. Instead of weeping at “the empty tomb”, we should instead seek out the Lord – in Scripture, in prayer and, most of all, in the Eucharist. Then, and only then, will we feel His peace in our heart!

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-13-12

 
If you’re encountering trials today, today’s 60-second audio message should help you out.  The message of Saint James reminds us of the positive effect of trials in our lives and gives us advice for obtaining wisdom.  Have a BLESSED day!

Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters,
when you encounter various trials,
for you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
And let perseverance be perfect,
so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
But if any of you lacks wisdom,
he should ask God who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly,
and he will be given it.
But he should ask in faith, not doubting,
for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea
that is driven and tossed about by the wind.
For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord,
since he is a man of two minds, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:1-8)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-13-12 (mp3)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-9-12

 
Here’s my daily 60 second “anti-anxiety” message.  Today we focus on the Lord’s words from Luke 12:22-23.  Even though the Father knows that we need temporal goods (Luke 12:30), they shouldn’t be our MAIN focus.  By seeking first His Kingdom, these other things shall be ours as well (Luke 12:31).  God Bless You!
 
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-9-12 (mp3)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-8-12

 
Here’s my daily 60 second “anti-anxiety” message. Taken from Psalm 55:22, we must never forget that the Lord wants us cast our burdens upon Him!  By doing so, we will experience peace.  God Bless You!

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-8-12 (mp3)

(Music: Kevin MacLeod)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-7-12

 
If you’re worried or anxious, spend 60 seconds and listen to this message. I bet you’ll feel better!
 
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-7-12 (mp3)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-6-12

 
Here’s Gary’s daily 60 second anti-anxiety message focusing on some inspirational words from St. Francis de Sales.  Peace!
 
Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! 2-6-12 (mp3)

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled!

 

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled! (mp3)

Our Lord’s words in John 14:1 are very clear, but sometimes difficult to put into practice.  Beginning on Monday, February 6th, I’ll be debuting a daily 60 second audio message “Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled”.  Each day, I’ll focus on a Bible verse, quote from a Saint, or Church document designed to help you feel comfort and peace in the midst of your daily struggles.  I hope you’ll join me and tell a friend.  Together, we’ll be able to live the Lord’s words…

“Let not your hearts be troubled!”