All the efforts of man are of no use at all if the will of God is not followed…

Jonah 1:13 Still the men rowed hard to regain the land, but they could not, for the sea grew ever more turbulent.

My child, all the efforts of man are of no use at all if the will of God is not followed. You see this all around you. Everywhere in the world, there are vain efforts to change the course of world events. They are trying to stop a flood with a sieve. Every plan is so full of holes, I am amazed that so few can see it. Of course no one is looking at the root of the problem, and that is sin. The world has turned away from God-he in whom all things hold together. My child try to sew a garment without thread. Whatever you try will eventually fail. But in Christ the garment is seamless and strong. Continue to fast and pray, my child, for the seas are about to become more turbulent.”

Jesus, save us for we are perishing! Only in you are we safe. Keep us united to you in whom all things hold together. Jesus I trust in you. Amen.

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7 thoughts on “All the efforts of man are of no use at all if the will of God is not followed…

  1. I thought this may be appropriate and that you may appreciate hearing what the new Archbishop of New York has to say on just this topic!

    “What I propose to you is that every time you pray, you hear Jesus say, as he did to St. Peter, ‘Take heart, it is I; have no fear.’ That every morning when you get up, you hear Jesus saying to you: ‘Come. Walk across the water toward me.’ Following Christ in this life is nothing less than walking across the water toward Christ. We cannot do it on our own. We will sink unless we have ours eyes locked on him.”

    Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
    To Whom Shall We Go? Lessons from the Apostle Peter, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing

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  2. Thank you. My own Archbishop said something similar today at the Chrism Mass. “Keep your eyes on Christ.” A message from the Holy Spirit through his shepherds. Thanks be to God!

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  3. the seas become more turbulent. reminds me of the two pillars in the ocean, Eucharist and Mary. :Benedict has us tied to them so hold on in the turbulent seas.

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