God is our Faithful Companion


From Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI:

Faith promises no magic pass-cards.

What it does promise is that God will be with us so that we do not have to walk through loneliness, sickness, violence, anxiety, fear, and death alone. We have a hand to grasp, a love to embrace, a truth to cling to, and a power to sustain us (even through death itself). We walk in the same world as everyone else, but, like a young child holding on to her mother’s hand as she walks into school for the first time, we are not alone, a trusted, sustaining, guiding love walks with us. God doesn’t remove us from what can hurt us, but walks with us amidst it all.

Perhaps it is because tonight I needed to hear these words in my heart that I feel it, but God really is our Faithful Companion.

When family and friends and plain old ‘good fortune’ seem to fall away, faith is knowing that no matter the storm, God is always with us, Emmanuel.

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7 thoughts on “God is our Faithful Companion

  1. Reblogged this on FCJ – T.E.A.M. and commented:
    Such wonderful insight on Faithful Companionship… We also can companion others in their times of loneliness, sickness, violence, anxiety, fear, and death.

  2. Thanks Geralyn, This is so true , but sometimes our faith takes a while to reach our nerve endings!
    That’s when we have to notice the sparkles of God in the raindrops or in the smile of a child.
    I love the picture and have just sent this to a friend. MC

  3. Thanks Geralyn, This is so true , but sometimes a faith takes a while to reach our nerve endings!
    That’s when we have to notice the sparkles of God in the raindrops or in the smile of a child.
    I love the picture and have just sent this to a friend. MC

  4. These words of Ron Rolheiser also struck me, Geralyn, when I read his article today. I was pleased to have this confirmed and to see the words framed!
    Blessings,
    Maryrose fcj

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