Deuteronomy, Chapter 31, Verse 8
It is the LORD who goes before you; he will be with you and will never fail you or forsake you. So do not fear or be dismayed.”
The Lord our God calls us to His service. This is the message of St. Therese of Lisieux that we are all called and we should have great confidence and humility seeking to bring the kingdom in small ways and asking our Lord to multiply our efforts. The greatest way we can bring about the Kingdom is in our own families. This is the reason Pope Francis recently made such efforts to attend the family symposium in Philadelphia.
Yes, families are under attack from a secular world, a media that continually pushes instant gratification and sensuality and of course Satan and his cohorts.
The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid because Our Lady has already crushed his head and anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way. (Sister Lucia of Fatima)
Our Lord will not abandon us and tells us to trust in him.
Entrust everything to Me and do nothing on your own, and you will always have great freedom of spirit. No circumstances or events will ever be able to upset you. Set little store on what people say. Let everyone judge you as they like. Do not make excuses for
yourself, it will do you no harm. (Diary of Sister Faustina, 1685)
Prayer Response: Lord Jesus, help me to entrust everything to You.