Today’s first reading is from Sirach 2:1 – 11. This is a book from the Old Testament and is one of those which is not included in non-Catholic bibles, something which better minds than mine will have to explain. It is about having trust in God.
Here are a few lines from the reading:
Wait on God, with patience, cling to him, forsake him not;
thus will you be wise in all your ways.
Accept whatever befalls you,
when sorrowful, be steadfast,
and in crushing misfortune be patient;
For in fire gold and silver are tested,
and worthy people in the crucible of humiliation.
Trust God and God will help you;
trust in him, and he will direct your way;
keep his fear and grow old therein.
As I wrote a few posts ago, I have finally reached a point where I trust God for I know God will help me. He has in the past and He will again.
I’ve been thinking a lot of the past lately. I know we can’t go back and change the past, we can only move forward, which I have. What I think about though is how God knew my weaknesses, He knew I am not a very strong person and because of that he never let me get to a point that was so low, I couldn’t get out of it. I think of the times when I drank. I was always able to stop, always before it became a real problem. When we read the definition of alcoholism,
noun Pathology .