Lent 2019 – Day 23

By on 28/03/2019

Deep Peace Within

Thursday 28th March

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. (John 14:27)

Life can just be so hectic sometimes! There can be a lot to juggle with work and home and family and then one thing comes in on top of another so that your thoughts are on overload. Then there are so many troubling things happening in the world around us. Sometimes the worries of the world feel like they sit squarely on my shoulders … even though they do not.

If only there was an OFF button to just turn it all off. This Lent I have been inspired by the words of Pope Francis:

“One must be ready and willing to listen and welcome God’s voice, which is hard to recognise if life is too noisy or agitated. Quiet and extended reflection is necessary if one is going to be able to go below the surface and discover the “moral and spiritual forces” at work in one’s life.”

Sometimes I’m not ready and willing to listen and welcome God’s voice because my life and the world around me are just too noisy and agitated

Jesus said to His disciples, ‘peace I leave you; my peace I give to you.’ He wasn’t talking about the two fingers up in a vee sign for peace or a quick handshake sign of peace during mass. Jesus was offering a deep peace of mind and deep peace within – which is what God has for us. He knows our hearts will be troubled, there will be problems, but assures us that we have no need to be afraid.

Don’t we want to hear His voice? Don’t we need to hear His voice? I know I do.

Find some time today to sit quietly to hear His voice in your life because only He can provide you with a deep sense of peace that will overcome any trouble or fears that we are experiencing.

PRAYER: Lord, here I am. This is me in all my imperfections and I need you today. I want to hear your voice. I need to hear your voice. Help me quieten my thoughts and worries so that I can hear your voice and experience your peace in my life today. Amen.

Written by
Sandra Purcell: Responsible for assisting Bruce with his Ministry as well as research and resource development.

10 comments on “Lent 2019 – Day 23

  1. Thank you Sandra.
    Over the last couple of days I have been reading: Do not be afraid. Archangel Gabriel to Mary; An angel on the First Easter morn; in the Bible passage above……. These 4 words, when I allow them, bring me Peace in our troubled times – knowing God is in control and He is saying do not be afraid.
    Blessings and Peace to all The Catholic Guy Team and your families.

  2. I have had to remind myself several times this week to let God take control of my worries. And He has.

  3. Dear one, your very name means “helper”! Continue to seek and serve, make Our Father, His Son JESUS smile and the Holy Spirits work will be made so much easier!

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