Dear friends of Jesus,
Many Catholics live miserable lives because of their ongoing worrying over the future. They should have more trust in Divine Providence. They should do the best they can, and leave the rest to God, Who cares for them. Jesus said, "Look at the birds of the air: they do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you of much more value than they? ... Therefore do not be anxious, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or, 'What shall we drink?' or, 'What are we to put on?' for your Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and his justice, and all these things shall be given you besides." [Matt. 6:26-33]
Divine Providence means that in His wisdom, God orders all events within the universe that the end for which it was created may be realized. God does not wish to see you as a homeless person, nor as a hungry or naked person. He provides for those who place their lives in His hands.
When I was 18 years old, I stood before the Altar in a Chapel and entrusted my life in the hands of God. I told God that whatever I was entrusted with, it was His - I was simply the caretaker of all goodness that was blessed upon me. I promised to God that I would never waste money entrusted to me for worldly things that were unnecessary, that I would be satisfied with the basic needs of life.
That promise was made nearly 40 years ago. Over those years, nearly four decades, I never once had to worry about finance. I never had to worry about where the money would come from for my rent, my food or my clothing. And during some of those years, I did not even work because I was volunteering with organizations to help Jesus' children.
What I am saying is that in close to forty years, Jesus provided all of my needs without exception. Sure, I did not own a house, nor a luxury vehicle. But I always had a reliable vehicle that took me from point "A" to "B" for all of my needs. My blind trust in God was rewarded with ongoing Divine Providence. As God takes care of the birds of the air, He took care of me. I did not live the life of a rich man. Nor did I live the life of a poor man. But I did live a good life, free of financial stress.
My point is, if you are prepared to be satisfied with God's basic needs to a happy life, entrust your life to Jesus' Divine Providence. Tell Jesus that all what you own is His, entrusted to you for your basic needs so you may live a simple life at His service. Promise that you will never waste what is blessed upon you during your entire life. And may Divine Providence guide your life as it has guided mine. For Jesus is great!
May God bless you all.
Catholic Doors Ministry
P.O. Box 7615
S7K 4R4, Canada
August 31, 2015
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