I have to smile when I hear the words from today’s Gospel: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.”  It always seems to bring to mind the song:  “Don’t worry. Be happy.”  While I doubt that Jesus sang this particular message, I do believe He wants us to be happy.

As Sisters of Notre Dame, we strive to live the spirit of a deep experience of God’s goodness and provident care.  We are challenged each day to trust in God’s incredible love for us.  While a certain amount of concern about people and situations is appropriate, God invites us to trust Him enough to believe that He can handle whatever is before us.

Mary is our model for this daily loving surrender in trust. May she intercede for each of us the grace of true joy that results from entrusting our lives to Jesus.

Undue worry only wastes energy.  I once read that conserving our inner energy by not worrying is an important expression of stewardship.  How will I steward my energy today?

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  1. Jeff Dobyns on May 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for posting this today. It came at the right moment.

    • Sr. Marilyn Marie on May 5, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Jeff, I’m glad you found the message helpful. Isn’t it true that we all need to grow in trust?

  2. Jeff Dobyns on May 15, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Yes, we do. I try to leave all my stressors at the foot of Jesus, but unfortunately find myself keeping some of it. I agree that undue worry only wastes energy. Channelling that energy into something productive isn’t always easy.

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