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Giving It All To God

Dear parishioners and friends, 


Repeatedly we are reminded that we must turn our will and our life over to the care of God if we are going to find any type of serenity, especially as we move into yet another month of quarantine. It is all about surrendering to the Lord. However, as the adage goes “the heart is willing, but the flesh is weak.” I offer these words by Catholic Spirituality author, Mary DeTurris Poust, for your reflection in these troubling times: 


 “Following God's call does not guarantee a life free of heartache or a life filled with riches or a life marked by ease. What it does guarantee is that no matter where that call takes us, we will not have to weather any of it alone. The Lord will Shepherd us, seeking us out when we stray, pulling us back when we want to rush ahead, soothing our hearts and souls with a voice that is as familiar as our own breath --if we would just take the time to stop moving and doing and achieving and just listen for the one who has the answers to all the questions we're asking. We want to trust, to fall back into God's arms and rest, but it is so difficult because the world has told us that we are the ones in control. Today, stop grasping and let go. Trust. Listen. You are called, chosen, beloved.” 
 
Love, 
Fr. Andrew 

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