There are many things that can trouble us right now, but Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, reminds us of these words of Jesus: “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Based on the readings for Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Put your hand on your heart. What do you feel?
Happy Easter! I’m Fr Joe Laramie and this is my One Minute Homily!
Our hearts beat all day, every day, all year long. But how often do we notice? Maybe just when my heart is beating fast: before an exam or a big presentation or when I’m running.
What are the emotions under my heartbeat? Joy, sorrow, anxiety?
Jesus tells us, “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” We might tell him all the reasons our hearts should be troubled: wars, violence, loneliness, stress.
He calls us to “have faith in me” and reminds us of the works he has done for us: He made us, loves us, blesses us, gives us family and friends, gifts and talents, dies and rises for us, and gives us himself in the Eucharist. And he has more graces in store for us.
Jesus is the King of Hearts, the Divine Heart Doctor who renews and strengthens our hearts.
Don’t let your hearts be troubled.