I recently saw a commercial for car insurance while watching T.V. Many of you will know the ad I am referring to which asks the question; “Are you in good hands?”
Of course it got me to pondering the question on a spiritual level. What kind of insurance do we have beyond this earthly existance? Who can we really depend on ?
In these troubling times, when millions of Americans are unemployed, homeless, hungry, ill,and burdened by a thousand different problems, it seems to me we need a true Savior. As Pink Floyd once asked, “Is anybody out there?”.
I know that without my faith in God, I would be hopeless. Without the realization that we do have a Savior and His Name is Jesus, this would be a miserable existance. This is not to say that faith comes easy. As St. Augustine said;” Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe”. And so I wait on the reward.
If I truly open the eyes of my heart I will see very good reason to believe that God is real and He is good. He cares for us even though we rarely take the time to acknowledge Him. We ask the President to fix our wearied souls.We expect the government to provide us with whatever false sense of security we derive here on earth. We continue to look for the wrong savior. As Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said: “When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.”
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church it is written: 1808 Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmess in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of Fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause.
“In the world you have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world”.
Are YOU in GOOD hands?
Copyright 2011 Theresa Scibelli