Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Nov. 13, 2022

Reflection for Nov. 13, 2022

Divine assistance

We do not bear life's burdens alone;  Jesus always provides 

by Sister Agnes Fischer

Jesus never promised it would be easy to follow him.

“When you hear of wars and disturbances, don’t be terrified, for these things must happen first, but the end won’t come immediately."
This is no trivial denial of the struggles, the pain and agony of human life, or the catastrophic forces of nature. Jesus does not promise life without pain. Rather, he offers spiritual resources to cope with it. We need not fear that God has quit the field.  We have witnessed on many occasions people rising to the occasion to help in times of tragedy.

“For I will give you a mouth and wisdom."
The opportunity to testify doesn’t require Jesus’ followers to know everything about why bad things happen to good people. Much Christian witness today takes place unheralded    (think Covid and Ukraine). We bear witness to Christ anytime we bear adversity with grace.

“By your endurance you will win your lives."
If faced with persecution and/or death, how can we endure? It will help if we don’t assume that discipleship will be comfortable. What sustains us is the promise, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.”


11/11/2022 8:23 am

Spot on as usual. Thanks Aggie!

Diann Wimmer
11/11/2022 9:36 am

Thank you for reminding us that we were not promised to be free of hardships, but rather that God is with us through it all. The Presence of God is our gift on this earth and forever.

11/11/2022 10:34 am

Very Inspiring Reflection to Ponder on. Thank you Sister Agnes :)

Sister Rose Jochmann
11/11/2022 11:33 am

Thank you for this perspective on the "end times" and challenges. We remember God's promise "I am always with you".

Eloise Williams
11/11/2022 2:23 pm

Recently converted to Catholicism….

It’s new for me to be associated to a religion that reveals life as suffering…

My thoughts have been trained to look for life happinesses.

One Church….One God..Mother Mary pray for us ??????

11/11/2022 4:45 pm

Your message, Sister Agnes, comes at a perfect time when we are experiencing troubling times with natural disasters, wars, violence and health issues for so many. I thank our Lord for his presence in our lives and prayers for those that don't recognize or know Him.

11/11/2022 4:50 pm

Food for thought as usual Aggie. Thanks

Rev. William J. Jacobs, Jr.
11/11/2022 6:03 pm

Precious comments, Sister! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, especially on this Veteran's Remembrance..

In God, we Trust!

In appreciation,

Fr. Bill

11/15/2022 12:27 pm

This is a very good reflection at this time in many of our lives.

Hit the nail on the head for me. Love and Peace to you.

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