Today in the first reading, Paul continues his address to those in the synagogue in Antioch. And in the Gospel reading, we see Jesus in the upper room, at the Last Supper. He has just finished washing the disciples’ feet when He says, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.”
That sounds like sound advice from Jesus, doesn’t it? Do not let your hearts be troubled. Think about the timing of these words. Jesus knew that the disciples’ world was about to come crashing down. He was on His way to the cross. He, if anyone, should know about a troubled heart.
It’s not always easy to not have a troubled heart, is it? Lord, what about my sick spouse? What about my kids that have fallen away from You? What about my financial troubles? What about (fill in the blank)? Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that God has all this under control. It pains me to think that my troubled heart is a clear sign of a lack of faith. Yet so it is.
Father, increase our faith in You today. Help us to remember that You have a plan, and that plan always includes what is best for us. Amen.
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