12 Oct Psalm 62:6 (rest in Him) by Fr. Daren
“Only in God be at rest, my soul, for from Him comes my hope.” ~ Psalm 62:6 (full readings)
Fr. Daren’s Reflections: In our often busy and hectic lives we do not always know what to do when a quiet moment or two are afforded us. We spend so much time and effort bemoaning our busyness that when an opportunity for rest comes our way, we often miss it and choose instead to “work ahead” or to “catch up,” all in the rather vain attempt to be able to rest at some point in the future. This seems to suggest the mentality that we can come to a place of rest on our own. But such is not the case, as anyone who spends more than a few moments in silence will know. Deep within, we yearn and long for something more, something greater, something far more profound and fulfilling than what we presently have. We know, at least intuitively, that this life cannot satisfy us, and yet we try to use the things of this world to bring us satisfaction and contentment, to arrive at the rest we desire but so often passes by. Despite the alluring promises of the world, our souls will only be at rest in God, from whom comes the hope of salvation.
* Fr. Daren Zehnle, Diocese of Springfield IL, serves as Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Paprocki (LIFE Runner) and is the Associate Director of the Office for Vocations. He blogs at “Servant and Steward”: www.dzehnle.blogspot.com.
Faith Challenge: Spend time in honest prayer, asking the Lord to lead us to seek our rest in Him alone.
Our Prayers: Prayer to end abortion, Spiritual Adoption, Alpha Center, Peters family (JP). Add Prayers on our website. Pray with meals, bedtime, wake up, LIFE Runners, etc. Consider mid-week Family Rosary (17 min). Let’s pray now.
Feast Day: St. Felix and St. Cyprian.
Faith Quote: “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo
* Save Unborn (& family): Abortion reality (images)…#1 death cause (22% pregnancies). Prov 24:11 & Jer 1:5. “A great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish.” Mother Teresa.
* Evangelize: Make room for unbelievers & re-evangelization of self, by way of prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of love (service/sacrifice/mercy). Matt 28:19.