A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

It will work out

Sometimes life can be very challenging.

Sometimes life can seem hopeless.

In today’s first reading (Ephesians 1:11-14), Saint Paul reminds us that God, infinite and omniscient beyond human understanding or imagination, has a plan that is ultimately directed toward our salvation.

We may not always understand God’s plan and there is likely to be suffering and disappointment along the way, but our hope is omnipotent by the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In Christ we were also chosen,
destined in accord with the purpose of the One
who accomplishes all things
according to the intention of his will,
so that we might exist for the praise of his glory,
we who first hoped in Christ.

In him you also,
who have heard the word of truth,
the Gospel of your salvation,
and have believed in him,
were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
which is the first installment of our inheritance
toward redemption as God’s possession,
to the praise of his glory.