Sometimes It’s Hard to Keep Walking (a reflective post)
Satan has laid down challenges upon challenges this week for us. Through all our sufferings and all of the trials, we must remain faithful to the Lord. It is easy, when facing challenges, to fall beneath the trials and refuse to keep moving forward. It would be easy to let Satan win, to stop walking, to feel utterly useless, to return home immediately. Instead, we must continue moving forward.
In our mission this summer to take the Gospel of Life into the streets and the public places, we are following the example of the Apostles. But we do follow their example in more than just proclaiming the Gospel. We must also follow their example of perseverance, of complete trust, of unfailing love.
We must be unafraid to follow the Apostles in these ways as well. We must keep walking, one foot in front of the other. We must keep faith and trust in God’s infinite mercy and goodness. We must keep in mind God’s love for us and we must continually offer our own love and adoration to Him.
God loves each and every one of us unconditionally. He wants us to succeed in this walk. Our walk must always be a walk of faith, trusting that God will provide for us around every corner, over every hill, and beyond our expectations. God’s grace is enough if only we allow His graces to enter our lives and allow the Lord to work in us.
We try our best to do all this, to trust God in all things. With the intense heat and health problems betraying us, we have only one recourse: faith.
May God bless you abundantly and bestow upon you all of the graces you stand in need of.
Northern Walk 2012