Philippine Daily Inquirer Moments by Fr Jerry Orbos SVD
When problems come our way, instead of asking “Why, Lord?” let us ask, instead, “Where to, Lord?” To keep asking “why” is not productive and will just keep us focused on ourselves. But if we ask “where to?” we become proactive, and become focused on a future that God has prepared for us.
“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds, declares the Lord” (Jer. 30:17). Beautiful words of the Lord, the source of all life and healing. Amen!
All too often, when we get sick, naturally we become so focused on getting well. But let us not forget to thank God for the blessings we already and still have in the here and now.
Please don’t forget that whatever trials or sufferings we go through should bring us closer to God, make us more compassionate to others, and transform us into better persons. Yes, in everything that happens, there is a reason, there is a mission.
Let us ask ourselves today: Dear God, are you pleased with me and the life I am living? Was there something you wanted me to change in my life and lifestyle? Open my ears, Lord, to really listen to you. Open my eyes, Lord, to really see You. Open my heart, Lord, to really love You. Indeed, what does it profit me if I gain all the wealth and honor of this world, but displease You, and end up losing my soul?