Today we give thanks to our God for the life and example of everybody's Saint. Happy Feast day to our St Mary MacKillop!
To celebrate I have been working on a special Illustration for Mary's Feast day. May we keep planting seeds today for God's garden of tomorrow. I hope Mary would have found joy in this, and I hope you enjoy this and celebrate in style!
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On the front of St Mary MacKillop's tomb three words boldly and significantly remind us to Trust in God. There is immense depth in these three words, but i'll be honest - I find that sometimes I can misplace these crucial words as the so called rollercoaster of life chugs along its merry way at sporadic speeds. Many times I catch myself... "doh, I'm worrying into the future again!"
Recently I was listening to a women who is struggling with a transition in her life. As we concluded I simply said that what helps me is to remember; "all we have is the now, today, and everything else is imaginary." Upon reflection in my examen prayer that night I realised that trust in God is the crucial heart space that helps me to remain in the present moment. These three words are something that I continue to come back to time and time again.
Trust in God is a place where I find home, where I find peace, and where the root of my joy lives. Sure, it's a work in progress with many 'epic fail' moments. But I know that God is with me / us in our fails and triumphs, I hope that by sharing this it may pass on a simple reminder that God is always with us all, now, today.
"Trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be"
Jane Maisey rsj