Do you ever find yourself having a down day, when many things seem to go wrong all at the same time? Sometimes we fall into the trap of believing we are not worthy. We perhaps let others define who we are. Or maybe we even take too much responsibility for making other people happy. Constantly trying to measure up to unrealistic expectations others have for us (or that we have for ourselves) can leave us feeling undeserving of love, respect and affection. You must not ever give anyone else the responsibility for your life. A wise woman gives us this good advice when we are feeling down. It is important to recall that more often than not, you are kind, forgiving, generous and definitely worthy! Believe that the loving compassion of God has something far better for us than our idealized imaginations of perfection.
by Kathryn Casper, OSB