Gospel Reflection for February 6, 2023
Thank you for this reflection. I often feel overwhelmed, mentally and physically tired, and ask the Lord for a break just for a day. Then I feel guilty and scold myself for being tired calling it selfishness. But Jesus not only felt tired himself, but He was keenly aware when His disciples were tired. The Scriptures tells us a few times how Jesus called His disciples away for rest. So maybe I need to be less hard on myself, and realize Jesus gets it and cares.
Unconditional trust and resting upon the Lord is what opens us up to His peace and strength. Praying for them while anxiously waiting for them to happen only postpones them (cf. Philippians 4:6-7; 1Peter 5:5-7; James 4:5-10).