It’s very easy in today’s world to forget that we each have a purpose. Not some of us, but all of us. I save reminders of this to my phone and my computer. I jot reminders of this down in my journal. One of those reminders is a post on Ignatian Spirituality by Vinita Hampton Wright:
Your life makes a difference in the universe, whether or not you embrace your God-given power.
Take a minute to soak that in. You make a difference. I make a difference. The only question is what kind of difference do you want to make? What kind of difference would God like you to make in the world?
Another of those reminders is the Ashes Remain song Here for a Reason. Take a minute to watch the lyric video and really soak in its message.
When you’re having a bad day and it feels like nothing is going right… When you look at your Facebook feed and it’s full of hate and fear and ignorance… When you’re surrounded by unhappiness and everything is going to fast… Slow down. Remember. God calls you his own. You were made for more. God knows you, loves you, and wants you to live abundantly in love, peace, and understanding.
Why this message on this day? Because sometimes I need to hear it as much as you do. Because I am a mere mortal who has bad days and forgets. Because I too push God away and try to live in isolation. Because on my worst days I am NOT alone and neither are you. 😀