Today’s Reflection May 19

One of the most important things you can do to improve your spiritual life and your mental  health  is  to  fill your mind  with uplifting thoughts. If you hold on to hurtful memories, they  will  only make you sick. You have a choice. You can reject them. Decide firmly that you will not let the past drag you down. Turn to the Lord and ask for help.  Pray for the grace to come into the present  moment. You  don’t have to work endlessly through the toxic effects of the past. Once you decide to change, the process can begin. St. Teresa  of  Avila used  to repeat to  herself  over and  over, “Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing cause you fear. God is unchanging. God will suffice.” With the Lord at your side, you can do all things. Remember the words of Jesus, I have told you all these things that your joy may be full (John 15:11).

– Father John Catoir

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