As women, wives and mothers we naturally can tend to worry about the past, fret about the future and forget that we are to live in the present.
“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
We have so many souls that we care for! Our nurturing hearts are burdened by many things because we DO care so much.
The following is a beautiful passage from the book Searching For and Maintaining Peace by Father Jacques Phillipe:
Be docile and pliable in the hands of God. You know what you must do to achieve this.
Keep yourself at peace and in complete repose, never become upset and never trouble yourself about anything, forget the past, live as though the future does not exist, live for Jesus in every moment that you are living, or, better, live as though you have no life in yourself, but allow Jesus to live in you at His leisure; to walk thus, in all circumstances and in all encounters, without fear or worry as is becoming the children of Jesus and Mary; never think of yourself voluntarily; abandon the care of your soul to Jesus alone, etc.
It is He who takes the soul by force; it belongs to Him. It is therefore up to Him to take care of it because it is His property. Do not fear so much the judgment of such a tender master.
Generally speaking, banish all fear and replace this feeling with love; in all of this, act gently, sweetly, steadily, without haste, without anger. Act as if you were dead when the need is there.
Walk in this fashion in all graciousness, abandonment and complete confidence. The time of this exile will end and Jesus will belong to us and we to Him.
Then each of our tribulations will be a crown of glory for us that we will place on the head of Jesus, because all glory is His alone.