As the summer progresses, I have read, watched, listened, and prayed sincerely as I hear the news
reports about the tragic weather patterns in Florida, in the Northeast, and
elsewhere. We cheer when it rains; we cheer when it stops raining. We
pray for rain, we pray for it to stop raining.
But in any of this, is there anyone who truly sees the Hand of God? And
if there is anyone who sees God's Hand, then that person or persons must
truly believe and trust and thank God for His Providence, even while the
fires rage, the flood waters rise, the home is destroyed, the farm land is
left unplowed, and the crops are not harvested. We don't hear of these
things, but they must exist somewhere, for if there was no one who gave
glory to God, then the symphony of suffering would truly be out of sync
with God's beautifully orchestrated Plan for mankind.
It amazes me that so many people the world over are, today, so content in
their economic safety net, never for a moment realizing that one single
earthquake, one tornado, one hurricane, one low pressure system, or one
medical crisis could literally wipe that safety net of economic security
right out from under them, leaving them with...
Nothing, if they do not have God.
Leaving them with everything if they do have God.
Which category do most of us fall into today? The former, whereby we are
devastated, having lost all worldly possessions, possibly the life of a
family member? Or, do we have that faith and trust and love of God that
lifts us up out of the rubble of human life and allows us to see with our
soul the glory that is God?
Do we wait for this glory? Do we ask for it to come? Do we praise God
ceaselessly, whether it's getting up in the morning, working at a dull job,
cleaning the house, showering, or going to bed at night after a long day?
The glory is not in the safety net of money, friends, jobs, etc. It's not
in the new car in the driveway, or the new house with a hefty mortgage on
it. It's not in having planned for a comfortable retirement. The glory is
in the suffering, and all of us must suffer. The degree to which we suffer
is different, but the suffering is consistent throughout all of mankind.
If we suffer the trials of this life by praising God, and going forward
with Him, then the suffering has merit, for it becomes part of the Infinite
merits of Our Lord Jesus Christ. If we complain and despair, then we are
that discordant note in the masterful symphony written by God, and
conducted by God, and the disharmony reaches to the heavens and cries out
for justice to come.
You have problems in your life. Everyone does. You can't solve them.
You don't even understand where they came from to begin with. You want
things to go smoothly, peacefully, and that's not a bad thing to want.
Except, you have to want it to be smooth and peaceful according to God's
Plan, according to God's peace.
As you are caught up in the magic spell of warm summer days and nights,
when the kids are out of school, when the vacation plans are in full swing,
remember that you are never excused from the symphony of suffering, and you
must participate in God's Will at all times, lest you lose Him by losing
your faith. Before you set out on vacation, ask yourself if you have been
a complainer, or one who gives praise and glory to God in the midst of
trials. Then, ask yourself what you have done to help spread the Glory of
God, the Good News of the Gospel, and reflect upon the role you have been
given by God in the Proper Order of Things.
It is not enough for anyone of us to say, "I've done my part already."
God does nothing in half-measures. He doesn't measure anything. We are to
give until there is nothing left to give, and then we give that nothing to
Him to do with as He sees fit.
Mir-A-Call Center is just one small spark in God's overall Plan for
mankind in these End Times. Without you, without your symphony of
suffering, Mir-A-Call will cease. This has been reiterated in past
excerpts from Symphony of Suffering. Only a very few have read this
series, only a very few have responded. We are most grateful to those
whose prayers are there every day, and who have sent a donation, no matter
how small or how large, to keep this ministry going. But there is so much
work to be done, and we are asking you, by your willing participation in
the Symphony of Suffering, to help us to do what God asks of all-to
evangelize the Truth. Tell others that the Daily Catholic is out there. It doesn't cost
anything for them to tune in daily, and it doesn't cost you anything to spread the word. The
more souls we can attract, the more souls can be saved. It's a matter of math in this Symphony
Think of this as you set out for the summer vacations. You get a break
from the routine, but God's routine is never-ending, and He expects us to
participate in it.
Are you willing? Are you ready? Then, let's do this together, and make
beautiful music in the symphony of suffering, and in the end, all will be
glory for God!