Dear parish family and friends of St. Julia,
In you, Lord, I have found my peace. We will hear this beautiful Psalm 131:1, 2-3 sung this weekend.
So, how exactly do we find peace in the Lord? In the busyness of our lives. In what appears to be a chaotic world. When we are crying out for direction. When we are worried.
Quiet trust in the Lord.
I came across a reflection that noted that in a world of instant everything, waiting even five minutes for a response from God might as well be the equivalent of waiting five years. Yet when we place quiet trust in God it affords us freedom. Placing trust in God frees us of worry, anxiety, and fear because God will take care of it. Truly placing our trust in God allows us to find peace in God, and allows us to let go. It is only then that we can join in with the psalmist and sing, In you, Lord, I have found my peace.
That is my prayer for you. Develop a practice of quiet trust in our Lord and God, and may the peace of the Lord be with you.
May God bless each of you and those that you love,
From Our Pastor