A Catholic Christian must know — even in the midst of loss, sacrifice, change and a broken heart — that everything will work out for a greater good. And perhaps not even in spite of these things, but rather because of, in, and through them.
We are reminded by St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 27:31, that God chooses what is weak, lowly and despised to shame the strong so that if a person is going to boast, he’d boast only in the Lord. We are reminded that little Mary, of no worldly account, became the Mother of God and the Queen of Heaven!
It’s awe-inspiring to think of the ways God changes the world through the little, the lost, the least and the lowly. He’s always shaming the strong (even when they don’t seem to take notice)…. even the smallest congregation, even the last servant of Christ makes a difference in this world and is precious to God the Holy Trinity.
Sorrow, grief, broken hearts, these things happen in this world (whether you’re a faithful Catholic or a rabid atheist or somewhere in-between) but for the Christian, sorrow, grief, and broken hearts are not pointless but are rather sanctified and transfigured to God’s greater glory.
Remember: God is working out His great and mighty purposes even now, right in this very moment in your life… do not despise the weak, the few and the lowly (especially if that’s you!) rejoice in God and His love for even the smallest and weakest of His creation.
#Robert Charles Bengry
#Robert Shane Bengry
#Order of St. Gilbert