Do The Best We Can
“Oh Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee”
My dad has often times reminded me of a part of the Fatima message he understands, which is Mary communicating that we should to the best we can with the tools we have.
What is doing the best we can? How do we know we are doing it?
I don’t play poker, but there is part of the game that is interesting. It is called when a player goes “all in” and lays all their chips down, sometimes bluffing and other times having a great hand they believe will win.
In our situation, we can apply this concept of having a great hand to our current times. We have the best hand possible as Catholics. We have the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts watching over us, plus the resources of Heaven to guide our thoughts, words and actions.
We must ask for help from Heaven through prayer and should be doing that often throughout the day, especially now. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Sacred Heart of Jesus for ourselves, families, communities, and organizations is also a must.
Part of doing the best we can is definitely frequent prayer and giving our hearts to the Lord.
36 Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind.
38 This is the greatest and the first commandment.
39 And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Every action, every word, and every thought we have should be directed at loving God and neighbor. Setting goals to accomplish this task may be helpful in addition to praying for the Grace to love God more and more.
Some practical steps we can take may include, starting a web page, a business, a you-tube channel, and/or giving more to our priests and/or to help support Eric’s TCK community through donations and/or Gift subscriptions. We should help lead people the TCK community as well as contribute via our own gifts and talents that the Lord as given us through the experience and knowledge we have individually.
“We should abandon ourselves entirely into the hands of God, and believe that His providence disposes everything that He wishes or permits to happen to us for our greater good.” -St. Vincent de Paul
The skills and knowledge we have are there by Divine Providence and are the make up of the talents and our tools, which we can give back to the Lord by our service/Charity.
Remember the Parable of the Talents where our Lord rewarded the stewards who used their gifts well.
And Remember the Widow who gave her last coin. She was “all in”
God Bless to you all.
Hope this article was helpful.