Fr. Walsh’s Sunday Message:
“If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” Amos would be a subscriber of that. He was content being a herdsman and dresser of sycamore trees but God asked him to do something he was totally unprepared to do – be a prophet. Even though Amos was totally unprepared for this new task, God gave him the necessary graces to do it and do it well.
Has that ever happened to you? Times where you have had your life planned out and your plans suddenly blow-up? God almost seems like a bull in a china closet after we have carefully planned out our life. When our life’s plans get blown up, our first reaction is to conclude that God has abandoned us, doesn’t love us anymore, is paying us back for a past sin or must not exist. In reality, he is just asking us to trust him at a deeper level. Here’s today’s take-away: If your life changes in a direction you didn’t expect, continue to trust our Lord because he will give you the necessary graces to deal with it.