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Trusting God to Accompany Us

Today, July 5, my son Xavier Arrupe turns one year old.  As I reflect on the readings today in light of being a parent, I can not help but imagine the pain that Abraham felt in sending Ishmael away and the distress that Hagar felt as she was unable to provide for Ishmael in the wilderness.  But whether we are a parent or not, we all know the feeling of dealing with a difficult situation beyond our control and feeling the empathy towards another person whose suffering we cannot alleviate.  What difficult situation might we invite God to help us with today?  

“God was with the boy as he grew up,” is a powerful reminder that invites each of us to trust in the accompaniment of the God who loves us unconditionally and throughout all hardships in our lives.  May we dwell in that love and reassurance today.  

—Colleen Chiacchere directs Magis Catholic Teacher Corps, the post-graduate teaching service program, at Creighton University.

 

 

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St. Ignatius’s First Principle and Foundation says “The goal of our life is to live with God forever. God, who loves us, gave us life. Our own response of love allows God's life to flow into us without limit.” One of the ways in which we respond to the love God has given us is through prayer, not only personal prayer but community prayer as well. The Pastoral Ministry Center invites members of our Strake Jesuit Community to share their prayers with us: their concerns, joys, thanksgivings, so that we may walk with them in all these times of their lives.





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Trusting God to Accompany Us

Today, July 5, my son Xavier Arrupe turns one year old.  As I reflect on the readings today in light of being a parent, I can not help but imagine the pain that Abraham felt in sending Ishmael away and the distress that Hagar felt as she was unable to provide for Ishmael in the wilderness.  But whether we are a parent or not, we all know the feeling of dealing with a difficult situation beyond our control and feeling the empathy towards another person whose suffering we cannot alleviate.  What difficult situation might we invite God to help us with today?  

“God was with the boy as he grew up,” is a powerful reminder that invites each of us to trust in the accompaniment of the God who loves us unconditionally and throughout all hardships in our lives.  May we dwell in that love and reassurance today.  

—Colleen Chiacchere directs Magis Catholic Teacher Corps, the post-graduate teaching service program, at Creighton University.

 

 

Please share the Good Word with your friends!