“Life is not easy” – nobody would rashly deny this statement.
Everyone has in mind many occasions when this has proved true.
Difficulties of all kinds come our way and make life something of a struggle.
How do people cope with situations where they are faced with problems?
What do they do to overcome the obstacles that they are confronted with?
Some try to fight those who oppose them.
Others flee hoping to escape the threat and the enemy.
Some others look for help from people around them.
But such help is not always available, people are often unable to help, or refuse to do so.
Today’s 1st reading presents us with the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 20:10-13).
The message he spoke was not welcome and many of his people are against him.
He is aware that he is in serious danger, and he needs help.
He looks for assistance – real assistance where he is sure to find real support.
He addresses himself directly to God saying:
“To you I have committed my cause.”
I wonder how many of us dare to do the same:
- Confiding to God whatever is a threat to us…
- Relying on him being absolutely sure that he will not abandon us…
- Depending on him with complete trust that he will not leave us without help…
Some may say that this is not easy either…
Perhaps… but the result can be amazingly rewarding!…
It may have already proved to be so for some of you…
Note: Another text is available on a different theme, in French, at: https://image-i-nations.com/12e-dimanche-de-lannee-a-2023/
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