Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Start of Something Good

Now those who had been scattered went about preaching the word. – Acts 8:4

When Margaret first came to the U.S., she didn’t speak English well. She needed money so she went out looking for a job. She lied about her age so she could be hired as a waitress. After going through several jobs, she became the head waitress at a vegetarian hotel in New York.She took up law and after graduating in 1976, she found it difficult to find a good job. She was Asian and there were very few Asian women practicing law. She got fired several times but each time she learned something. Now, she is a successful immigration lawyer and has her own law firm.In today’s first reading, a severe persecution of the church broke out in Jerusalem. The Christians were scattered “throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria.” But their sufferings brought about the spreading of the Gospel. We may not understand why things happen. They may appear to be tragedies or misfortunes but God can bring good out of it in order to fulfill His purposes. We just have to trust His heart for He knows what’s best. - by Judith Concepcion

REFLECTION: Are you suffering right now? Maybe God is working something in you. He will bring great results out of your suffering.

Lord, help me to trust in You

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