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March 31, 2017

Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
and rescues them from all their troubles.

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord rescues them from them all.

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

He keeps all their bones;
not one of them will be broken.
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

God Is With Me

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”

When I feel brokenhearted, do I realize that God is with me? Until Lent began the answer was no and I blame Instagram (I’m clearly to blame, but let’s pretend it was Instagram’s fault for a bit). When I felt lonely, sad, or questioned my value, I could instantly feel better by clicking the icon. As I found myself mindlessly scrolling, some ugly parts of me surfaced: judging and comparing others; feeling inadequate, left out; wishing for more, different, better. In short, in trying to alleviate feelings of brokenness, I was spiraling towards more brokenness. As I mindlessly scrolled, I was about as brokenhearted and far away from God as one could be. Giving it up has been difficult for me, mainly because it hurts to feel lonely and sad and not have an easy solution. Yet, it has also been incredibly life giving because I am more aware of God’s presence. When those moments of brokenness pop up as they often do, I take a deep breath and smile, grateful to know that God is with me.

-Mrs. Kate Toussaint teaches Spanish and moderates STUCO at St. Louis U. High.

Prayer

You are all we have;
you give us what we need;
Our lives are in your hands, O Lord,
Our lives are in your hands.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!

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March 31, 2017

Ps 34:17-18, 19-20, 21 and 23

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

The face of the Lord is against evildoers,
to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears,
and rescues them from all their troubles.

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted,
and saves the crushed in spirit.
Many are the afflictions of the righteous,
but the Lord rescues them from them all.

R. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted.

He keeps all their bones;
not one of them will be broken.
The Lord redeems the life of his servants;
none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned.

New Revised Standard Version, copyright 1989, by the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. USCCB approved.

God Is With Me

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted.”

When I feel brokenhearted, do I realize that God is with me? Until Lent began the answer was no and I blame Instagram (I’m clearly to blame, but let’s pretend it was Instagram’s fault for a bit). When I felt lonely, sad, or questioned my value, I could instantly feel better by clicking the icon. As I found myself mindlessly scrolling, some ugly parts of me surfaced: judging and comparing others; feeling inadequate, left out; wishing for more, different, better. In short, in trying to alleviate feelings of brokenness, I was spiraling towards more brokenness. As I mindlessly scrolled, I was about as brokenhearted and far away from God as one could be. Giving it up has been difficult for me, mainly because it hurts to feel lonely and sad and not have an easy solution. Yet, it has also been incredibly life giving because I am more aware of God’s presence. When those moments of brokenness pop up as they often do, I take a deep breath and smile, grateful to know that God is with me.

-Mrs. Kate Toussaint teaches Spanish and moderates STUCO at St. Louis U. High.

Prayer

You are all we have;
you give us what we need;
Our lives are in your hands, O Lord,
Our lives are in your hands.


Please share the Good Word with your friends!