“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8

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TODAY’S WORD…

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Blessed are those who trust in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.
They shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit.

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– Jeremiah 17:7-8 (NRSV)

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REFLECTION…

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We are called for absolute trust in God

because the Lord looks after a soul which has placed its heart in Him.

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He who puts his confidence in earthly concerns,

whose heart turns from the Lord,

is condemned to be barren and ineffective with respect to what really matters.

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The Lord is not telling me not to be concerned about the things of earth,

but He wants me to treat such matters in the right way

and not in the manner that leaves no room in my soul for the love of God;

not in a manner that will put Him in second place…or worse.

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We can get so caught up with the things of the world

as well as with our own self-interests,

that we can forget God, and also our trust in Him.

Moreover, focusing on ourselves and on our earthly concerns,

prevents us from becoming aware of the needs of others

– others in whom we should see God.

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On the other hand, when we place our trust in the Lord,
we shall be like a tree planted by water,
sending out its roots by the stream.
It shall not fear when heat comes,
and its leaves shall stay green;
in the year of drought it is not anxious,
and it does not cease to bear fruit.

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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Jesus, I trust in You. Lead me through life, Lord,

and help me spread Your love on those in need.

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Note: The main source of today’s REFLECTION is the seven-volume work

“In Conversation with God” by Padre Francisco Fernández Carvajal.

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