August 2018 – Angela Reflection
“They should place hope and love in God alone and not in any living person.”
St. Angela Merici - 5th Counsel/22
St. Angela is asking is “Who do you trust?” “Where do you put your hope?”
The 5th Counsel of Angela is one of the longest and one of the richest. It is filled with practical and spiritual recommendations for her members. Angela was gifted with common sense and she did not hesitate to share her wisdom with others, doing so in a humble and sincere manner.
What Angela did well was model the behavior she expected of her members in such a way that they felt confident and independent in their own thoughts and actions. Angela’s spirit was absorbed into their very being and their spiritual lives blossomed due to Angela’s attitude of allowing God to be the primary guiding force in her life.
“Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be given unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) These words in scripture sum up what Angela wants us to remember –
Put God first in your life!!