“We cannot be Christians part-time. If Christ is at the center of our lives, He is present in all that we do.” Pope Francis
As we move closer to Easter on this fifth Sunday of Lent, our hope clings to the Cross and what it means: Christ in us, with us, by us, above us, around us, for us – forgiving us, loving us, taking our fears.
Our fears can sometimes cripple our forward faith momentum, but the love of Jesus is bigger than our fears, tears, and despairing hearts.
We can trust and open our ears of faith to hear His voice:
DO NOT BE AFRAID. I AM WITH YOU, ALWAYS.
Always means wherever we go, whatever we do, however we are being (in fits of despair, supreme sereneness, and everything betwixt & between.)
“This, then, is our desert: to live facing despair, but not to consent. To trample it down under hope in the Cross. To wage war against despair unceasingly. That war is our wilderness. If we wage it courageously, we will find Christ at our side.” Thomas Merton
grace, peace & Hope (in Christ)
Virginia : )
Thank you for this and all your inspirational, thoughtful posts – I really appreciate them. 💕
Thanks, Jan, for your encouragement (that helps this redhead keep on going!) Blessings & hugs!! 🌷✨🤗✨🌷
Truly, He is with us at every corner, at cross road…throughout the way, He’s there. Beautiful reminder 💝
Amen, Sunshine! Nothing can separate us from Christ’s love – thanks for pointing out He’s with us at our crossroads – sometimes when bewildered blues hit, we might forget! Blessings! 💜🌟🤗🌟💜
Fear…can really stop me from.sharing the Gospel…I keep praying..
Fear can keep us from so many things, Carol-Jo. Here’s to praying Christ strengthens our courage muscles to be His Light to all we encounter. Hugs! ✨🌟💜🌟✨