St. Angela Reflection
December 2013 St. Angela Reflection
“God wants only what is for your good and joy.”
Rule – On Poverty
Trusting in God and God’s providence is one of the hardest things we are asked to do. As human beings we like to be in control of all that affects us. We think - who knows better what we need and what we want than ourselves! Yet it has been made clear to us that there is a difference between what we WANT and what we NEED.
So what is St. Angela is trying to tell us? I think she wants us to rely more on God than on ourselves. I believe that God is not denying us or punishing us by not giving us what we want when we want it, but that maybe the timing isn’t right or that God is trying to help us learn what it means to trust and have a deeper faith, as well as learning patience. St. Angela knew the strength and courage she had within her, yet she knew of God’s grace that nourished this very spirit.
Trust in God – Life and Joy will come to us in time. Again, Angela says to “be ready for big surprises.”
Sister Donna Frey, OSU
Catholic and Ursuline Identity