Sunday, October 2, 2011

Music to calm the savage breast

I have changed my Church-going habits. I recently signed up for a study group that meets at 7:30 on Saturday evenings, right after the 6:00 Mass. This works out very well for me. I can get home early Saturday morning, sleep until the dogs wake me up and then go to Mass.

On my way Saturday, I got into a disagreement on the phone with someone. I was hot, tired, cranky, disgruntled and generally out of sorts when I got to Church. I asked God to take the garbage out of my mind and allow me to focus on why I was there.

I found His answer in the 2nd reading - Philippians 4:6-9

"Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you."

I have several friends who were also touched especially by this reading. His timing is impeccable. Sometimes, words are the music that calms the savage breast.


Sayre said...

I know just what you mean. The rest of my family doesn't get it, but the words I hear on Sundays give me a good, clean start on the week.

Karmyn R said...

I just started attending a women's bible study and have been really enjoying what I'm learning.

It is wondrous how God can take your anxiety and worries and help.

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