Reconciliation and Peace

“On the Cross, Jesus knocked down the wall of enmity that divides people and nations, and he brought reconciliation and peace.” Pope Francis, March 24, 2013

Today I am having a hard time focusing on what to say. Usually when that happens, I just pause, and come back to it later. That seems to get me back on track, but for some reason, today, I am compelled to try to keep going through the clouds in my head, and get it all out. Lots of prayer is in the works to get this muck out of there. I realize that the Pope was talking about the world in general in the quote today, but I believe that in order to change the world, we must start by changing within ourselves.

Last week, and moving into this week, I have been feeling a great sense of peace coming over me in life. I have so many negative reasons not to, but in the end, all the minor issues in life are not getting to me like they used to. I am not saying that things are perfect in my head, far from it, I am saying that I am getting better at just letting it go and not worrying about tomorrow.

So far, that has been the key, letting tomorrow just be tomorrow. Oh, how hard this is. It is so easy to let all the things coming up, the anniversaries, the holidays, the obligations, work, life in general, all things can just be overwhelming… but the awesome part is, they are just that, tomorrow’s obligations. I can only deal with today, and today alone. I have found that if I put all of my effort into just what I can do today, tomorrow will be written by God in exactly the way it is supposed to be. I want everything to get done, I want to be everything to everyone at all times, that is my nature, but again, I can only focus on today. For so long, I was spinning my tires on the road of tomorrow and that lonely road that was yesterday, that I was forgetting that today is the gift I should be opening.  In order to find reconciliation and peace with God, I have to allow Him to control the future, let Him move me from my past, and just know that He made today, and I am exactly where I am supposed to be at all times.

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