How quickly can the clouds of grief and sadness muddy our thoughts and feelings. We tend to only focus on the here and now, but tend to forget everything of the past. It is not until the dust settles that we can remember the things that didn’t come to mind at first. The smiles that the person put on our lips, and the lessons they taught us in life.
Notice how in our lives there is are constant ups and downs? This Holy week, begins with Palm Sunday. From our reading in Mass, we were able to participate how the people cheered Jesus coming into the city, and at the same time, others were calling for his death.
You see many of your friends are moving on with their lives, going on to “bigger and better” things, you made the decision to stick with the stay with the family route. On so many days you feel like you’re not growing, you’re not doing anything with your life, it really turns into a, “poor me” party fast! But not so fast! You too are growing, you too are moving on with your life, just in a different direction.
Right before our Lord was about to undergo his greatest trial, He no doubt was tempted by the Evil One. Just like He was tempted when He first started his ministry after His baptism.
The Sisters and Brothers that I have met in my life, have this joy and peace around them that you wish you can just put in a bottle. They may not have everything they want but they have everything they need. That is what makes them happy. They found what their heart is searching for (God) and their heart is resting on Him.