Thought of the Day November 23, 2021 Trials of life

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"In every trial it is essential to ask oneself questions along these lines: What act of faith am I being invited to make in this situation? What attitude of hope am I being called to live by? And what conversion in relation to love, leading to a love that is purer and truer, am I being summoned to undertake?" (Fr. Jacques Philippe)


The trials of life are part of our journey. But sometimes, we struggle unnecessarily because we go against the current rather than with the current. What do I mean by this? The focus of the trial becomes why me? What did I do to deserve this? What we should rather ask is how does this fit into God's plan for my life? What does God want me to experience through this trial? How can I please God through this situation? The trial can be a stumbling block in our journey or a stepping stone to something greater. As a stepping stone, "we know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

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