Daily Meditation for March 27, 2024

Pat chose a passage from Zephaniah to open the Bible study group she was leading. She believed that with many persons choosing to turn to God during Lent, Zephaniah’s words might have special meaning: “The Lord is with you; He will take great delight in you and quiet you with his love. He will rejoice over you with singing.” She remembered how her father calmed her mother, who could worry about some of the smallest incidents. Whenever he realized that his wife was upset, he’d lovingly put his arms around her and say, “Be brave, Mommy.” And he’d finish with a warm, gentle hug. She would usually try to feel more confident after this little ritual. Tonight think of someone who may be worrying about something. In your night prayer, whisper these words  in your heart: “(Name), be brave.” And smile.

By Lois Wedl, OSB