As some of you know, I recently gave a talk at Witnesses to Hope on undoing the sin of Eve by deciding to trust in God’s goodness. At the end of the talk I shared about what the Lord had been teaching me about the importance of thanking Him in all circumstances. This morning I was reading from Consoling the Heart of Jesus, a Do-It-Yourself Retreat by Fr. Michael Gaitley. Fr. Michael was describing a conversation he had had with an older priest about trusting in Jesus. I was so encouraged to read this conclusion to the conversation:
[The older priest asked:] “And how do you live trust? What’s its concrete expression in your daily living?”
I was stumped, “I don’t know.”
His answer changed my life: “The way you live trust is by praise and thanksgiving, to praise and thank God in all things. That’s what the Lord said to St. Faustina.”
“The way you live trust is by praise and thanksgiving, to praise and thank God in all things.” May we allow that answer to change our lives as well. I thank God for each of you . . . .