Speak Your Mind!

Luke 22:42
Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.

Some people have such an inhuman view of spiritual perfection that they fear that voicing their desires or opinions in the hearing of the Almighty makes them guilty of some sin of being an upstart.  Jesus does not reflect this at all.  He knew that it was God’s will for Him to suffer.  But still, as a Son and not a slave, He also knew that He could speak out His fears and wishes, though with submission to God’s will.  That is because God is a Father, not a Fate, and He listens to us as His children, not His slaves and chattel.  Today, speak your mind to God as a beloved child and offer yourself, your fears, your loves, and your will.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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