Skip to main content

Are You In Good Hands?

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Are You In Good Hands?
I recently saw a commercial for car insurance while watching T.V. Many of you will know the ad I am referring to which asks the question; "Are you in good hands?"
Of course it got me to pondering the question on a spiritual level. What kind of insurance do we have beyond this earthly existance? Who can we really depend on ?
In these troubling times, when millions of Americans are unemployed, homeless, hungry, ill,and burdened by a thousand different problems, it seems to me we need a  true Savior. As Pink Floyd once asked, "Is anybody out there?".
 I know that without my faith in God, I would be hopeless. Without the realization that we do have a Savior and His Name is Jesus, this would be a miserable existance. This is not to say that faith comes easy. As St. Augustine said;” Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe”. And so I wait on the reward.
If I truly open the eyes of my heart I will see very good reason to believe that God is real and He is good. He cares for us even though we rarely take the time to acknowledge Him. We ask the President to fix our wearied souls.We expect the government to provide us with whatever false sense of security we derive here on earth. We continue to look for the wrong savior. As Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta said: “When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed.”
In the Catechism of the Catholic Church it is written: 1808 Fortitude is the moral virtue that ensures firmess in difficulties and constancy in the pursuit of the good. It strengthens the resolve to resist temptations and to overcome obstacles in the moral life. The virtue of Fortitude enables one to conquer fear, even fear of death, and to face trials and persecutions. It disposes one even to renounce and sacrifice his life in defense of a just cause.
"In the world you have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world".

Are YOU in GOOD hands?
By: Theresa Scibelli


Popular posts from this blog

I Am Adopted and a date with predestination

The holiday season is upon us, and while it may strike chords of happiness and family togetherness, for many it is a lonely time and brings on severe depression.
What of those who have no family to enjoy?  For some, even the invitation from a neighbor or someone else's family, makes them feel like an orphan in the worst sense; rejected, unwanted, and unloved by their "natural " family if they have one, and a charity case at best.
Growing up as blessed as I was, holidays were always at home with my parents, four sisters and four brothers.  Once married, with four children of our own, it was wonderful to carry on that tradition, and to relieve our parents of the work of feeding and entertaining.
This morning I turned to my book* of daily readings *. 
It highlighted 10 key biblical promises that the reader was instructed to "Memorize, Remember, and Treasure".
Number 1 was; "I Am Adopted" with the reference to Ephesians 1:5, and this is the one I  would …

All Natural Homemade Goodies

I had said in a previous blog that I would share more ways you can use some of the ingredients I used for the sunspot face serum, so here goes!   I found a recipe online for these lotion bars which are lotion, NOT soap! They are just the right amount of creamy for me, but you can adjust the recipe to make it creamier or harder.  The idea is, when you rub them against your warm skin they melt just enough to condition and protect your skin.  
I got my recipe out and all the things I would need in advance so I wouldn't be running around trying to find things at the last minute. For this recipe I used 100% filtered beeswax, shea butter, organic coconut oil, and lavendar essential oil for fragrance, although you dont have to add fragrance but if you decide you want to you can choose any essential oil you prefer or just pure vanilla extract which I may try next time. I bought two solid blocks of beeswax here: 

What I would do different next time is buy beeswax pastilles by the pound li…

Feeling Grumpy?

I felt it creeping inside of me, very gradually; day by day it grew a little stronger. I had a strong sense of uneasiness not knowing why or where it was coming from. As I searched myself for the source, it seemed to be growing into every encounter, conversation and expression, verbal or otherwise. I have so much to be grateful for and yet everything and everyone I have counted as blessings began to feel like they were part of the problem. I was short on patience and tolerance, and growing strong on grumpiness and criticism. Mumbling to myself was a troubling warning sign. What’s wrong with me? Is it my hormones? Could I possibly have had that many “bad” days in a row?

I listened to a podcast by Joyce Meyer about having an attitude adjustment as I scrolled thru another website looking at spring clothing. Ha! There was my answer. I need to adjust my attitude, and quickly, before this monster of grumpiness engulfs me completely. Gratitude is my only escape. Thank you Lord, for the roof…