Things today seem so fragile. The world is still in the midst of a pandemic. We are cooped up, distant from many, and facing fears of a world out of control.
But the psalm response for today’s Mass reminds us that God is a refuge. We have little else we can count on with certitude. But we can count on the love of God. We have little else we can be certain of tomorrow, but we can be certain tomorrow God will still love us. God is our refuge.
In the midst of sickness and death, anxiety and fear, we know we have a refuge from God if we simply take advantage of it. If we are willing to allow ourselves to be loved by God, and to open our hearts to love God, God is always our refuge.
This is the time to give your heart to Jesus. This is the time to invite the Lord Jesus into your heart. Jesus will never force his way into our heart, but he will always answer our cry for his love and presence. He is our refuge.
So, if you feel alone, or afraid, or anxious, allow Jesus to love you. Allow Jesus to come into your heart. Allow Jesus to calm your fears and anxieties. Trust in him. For Jesus indeed is our refuge.
Let us pray.
Dear Jesus, We feel alone and afraid. We do not know what the future holds. But we do know that you love us more than we can ever realize. We do know you are our refuge. Help us to trust more fully in you. We make this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Music: Cheezy Piano Medley by Alexander Nakarada