Sunday, November 17, 2013

From CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 11/17/13

Weekly prayer reflection for Fall
“Not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” -Luke 21:19
November 17, 2013
33rd Sunday of the Year Dear Friend,
We hear of tragedies and disasters – some caused by nature, such as earthquakes and typhoons, and other tragedies caused by humans, such as acts of terrorism. Surely we must wonder if we can believe in a loving God Who exercises providence over the world God created. Does God not seem to be distant and abandon us?
Providence does not mean, however, that we will have no problems, no difficulties, no suffering. Rather, it means that even in the midst of struggles and sufferings, God is with us, remains with us, and accompanies us. This is our faith. This is what Jesus Christ experienced in his death and resurrection. God remains with us to help us remain faithful. He is able to bring good where there has been and seems to only be evil.
Lord, be kind to us Your children. Be a gentle teacher, patient with our weakness. Give us strength and discernment to do what You tell us. May we all live in peace that comes from You. May we journey to Your city, sailing through the waters of sin untouched by the waves, borne serenely along by the Holy Spirit. Night and day, may we give You praise and thanks, because all blessings are gifts from You. To You, the foundation of good and truth, be glory for evermore.
-St. Clement of Alexandria

Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
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