By Sem. Ryan Digan
“My soul is restless until it finds rest in God” – St. Augustine. It is true indeed that my soul only finds rest in God and I can fully attest to that. I remember a time in 2008 when I experienced turmoil in my career because the administrators of the school where I worked kept on telling us that they are considering the possibility of retrenchment apparently due to the decrease of the number of enrolees in nursing. I was so anxious and deeply troubled at that time and the only refuge I had was the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. It was then that I started to visit the Chapel everyday.
My visit to the Blessed Sacrament Chapel was not at all an act of adoration. Sometimes, I could find myself just doing nothing. There were times when I just suddenly realized that I was already sleeping inside the chapel. I felt so comfortable knowing that I was in front of my God. Truly, God offers rest for those who are burdened but not only that, He also answers prayers especially when we learn to totally surrender all our concerns to Him. A few days after, I found a new job – a job that was far better than what I had been clinging to.
God is so great indeed and I thank Him everyday for blessing me with His abundant graces despite my being unworthy of His gifts.
THE GOSPEL ( December 11, 2019)
Jesus said to the crowds:
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”