Child Consecration

Day 26

Come, Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.

V. Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created;

R. And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth. LET US PRAY.

O God, who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending them the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us

by the same Spirit to have right judgement in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

O Holy Spirit, sweet Guest of my soul, abide in me and grant that I may ever abide in Thee.

     We should not only have confidence in Mary, but also in the One to Whom she leads us: Jesus. In the Gospel of Matthew, we are reassured by Our Lord, “Do not worry about your life, what you will eat [or drink], or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’ All these things the pagans seek. Your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the Kingdom [of God] and his righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about  tomorrow;  tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.” (Mt 6:25-34)

     Thomas à Kempis states, “The beginning of temptation lies in a wavering mind and little trust in God.” 11 When we worry, we begin to exhibit pride since worrying is rooted in the idea that we are in control. When we acknowledge that we are not in control, the soul can surrender and become docile to the Will of God. If we have confidence and trust in God, we are secure and have nothing to fear.

Goal: We must place our complete trust in God and not worry.