Who Then Is This Whom Even Wind and Sea Obey

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Run Time: 14:39.  Gospel: Mk 4:35-41.

[St. Ignatius of Loyola’s] advice – which is very timely – is also good, good reminder. He said that every true Christian should pray as if everything depended on God, but work as if everything depended upon himself. Now this may sound like a contradiction, and in fact we have to make one slight clarification, because we cannot imply, or infer in this that there is anything we can do that will merit salvation. We cannot buy our eternal happiness. But it is this coupling, rather, of dependence upon God and His Providence and using our intelligence – which is also a gift of God – that makes us human. To pray as if everything depended upon the Almighty One, but to work with the gifts that we have as if everything depended upon ourselves.

About Fr. David Grondz

"He only who speaks from the heart, that is, he who feels and practices what he preaches, shall speak to the heart of others, and shall move them to the love of God." ~ St. Alphonsus Liguori