March 19, 2012
Imagine if you had the opportunity to watch a slideshow of your life from your birth up until the present moment. As all the moments of your life pass before you, what do you think you would learn? Have you arrived at the place you are right now in your life because of coincidence, your own abilities, or gifts? The truth is God has been with you your entire life. He has always been with you, helping you to walk when you believed you couldn’t, opening your eyes when you felt unable to see, and opening your heart to believe when you felt that life was empty.
The rest of the slideshow, beginning now until the last day of your life, is not available yet. However, the question remains, how will you live the rest of your life? If God has been with you in the past, will you allow him to be with you in the present and in the future? Or will you live as if you are in control and spend the rest of your days trying to “be” God, instead of living in the freedom that belongs to you as one of his children?
Whether it is the past, present, or future, God is in control. There is only one God and there is no need for us to try and be Him. He has done a good enough job on his own and does not need our help!
God bless you,
Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
St. Felix Friary, Yonkers, NY