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Don’t Give Up

Posted by on October 17, 2010

It’s amazing to me how sometimes I go to church and the sermon is exactly what I need for that point in time.

I’ve been struggling quite a bit lately.  Nothing major, but stress of school and student teaching, and life in general is just bogging me down.  There are so many days when I just want to take a break from it all.  And there have been a few where I’ve wanted to throw the school part out the window.  I’ve definitely felt weighed down lately by the lots of little decisions that will need to be made in the next few months.

Today’s sermon was about the Chilean miners, and their struggle.  Obviously, their situation was a lot more desperate than mine.  However, Fr. Gary’s message was that at times, we all feel trapped in our own personal hell.  There are times when we feel like we have both God and the devil with us.  However, we have to keep in mind that there is always something at the end of that tunnel, and that we’ll make it through.

The message today was: don’t give up.  Don’t give up on your studies, marriage, or your life.  Things will always get better.

This song by Josh Groban popped into my mind:

Although it’s never been overly religious for me, I have always loved it.  It’s one of those songs that acts as a good reminder every once in a while. 

Because you ARE loved… 🙂

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