Sometimes life doesn’t go as we plan. Problems, difficulties, and unforeseen situations appear out of nowhere and challenge us. Mary had planned on a virginal marriage to Joseph, but the Angel Gabriel announced to Mary a different divine plan (Luke 1:26-38). God asked her to change her plans, and she readily agreed. There is a lesson in that for us. When problems and difficulties arise, they might be a challenge to persevere in pursuing our objectives in life. However, they might be an invitation from God to change our plans and follow a new plan He has for us. No matter what, we should always bring it to God in prayer to discern His plan in life for us. If we do as Mary did, God will lead us to eternal happiness.
- Father Carl
“God only gave men ten Commandments,
and one of the ten has for its sole object the
reverence due to His name… Yet is there
anything nowadays that is treated with less respect
than the Sacred Name?”
~ Thoughts of the Cure D’Ars