Journey through Lent 2018 at St. Anthony's
Thursday - Fourth Week of Lent
March 15, 2018

I think this applies to my daily life. As long as these people had Moses with them to constantly remind them of who their God was, they stayed on track and did not stray. But, when Moses left them alone, so he could go up to speak with God, they became uneasy and started to doubt that there was a God. They created with their own hands a molding of a golden cow. Their faith was weak because they could not see God’s face. Today, we have Jesus to keep us on track to a holy life.

We deal with so much clutter with what is going on in the world, our country and our own families and the turmoil that they sometimes bring.  I’ve strayed myself at times when confronted with something that made me uneasy or unhappy.  I have learned through prayer that I’m not going through this alone.  Jesus is with me to give me hope, love, understanding and encouragement.  As long as I can talk to him throughout the day, about the littlest thing, even though I cannot see him physically, I know he is there and listening by way of my family, friends and anyone I talk to who gives me that little word of encouragement. He is with me even when I’m alone and in a quiet room. He is my rock.

Sheila Garlisch
St. Anthony Parisher (and Eucharistic minister, Lector)