26 Jul My Lord, My Strength (Jer 20:11) by Carol Cooper
The Lord is with me, like a mighty champion. ~ Jer 20:11
Reflection: Jeremiah deals with the struggles of speaking openly about his belief in God. The persecutions are overwhelming, and yet the fire of God’s love burning within him is too strong to endure; he has to let it out; he has to share it, no matter the consequence! He is at the point of despair and finds himself tempted by the thought of seeing his persecutors “put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion,” yet in the midst of all that, he still entrusts his cause to God and sings of God’s praises. Jeremiah’s humble struggle is such an inspiration to us in our struggle to protect Life, isn’t it? It is inevitable that at some point we will encounter total despair, but Jeremiah reminds us that if we praise and thank God always, entrust our cause to Him, and seek to serve His Will at all times, He will bring good out of all things. Thanks be to God!
Challenge: Make your way today to a chapel in which the Blessed Sacrament is reserved. Kneel before Jesus and repeat over and over and over, “I love you, Lord, my strength” from Psalm 18.
Pray LIFE Runners Creed to end abortion. .
Inspiration: “To become a champion, fight one more round.” ~ James Corbett
Through Christ Our Lord,
* Carol Cooper is a teacher and coach at St. Thomas More H.S. in Rapid City, SD. She and her husband Dan have three amazing children; Jay, Kelly and Kaci.