Magnificat: December 5, 2019

Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry are fat with spoil. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn. – 1 Samuel 2:5

“The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.” We’ve all heard the well-known saying, “Be careful what you wish for.” God knows what we need, want and long for. When we don’t get what we dearly need or want we must be assured as to the reasons why. When we receive more than what we ever desired or needed, we must accept it and know that it is a gift from God.
It is very important to learn to accept what we are given, whether we want it or not. Some are given so much and some so little. God wants us to make the best of our situations. Another good old saying, “it is what you make of it,” is so appropriate when receiving and reacting to life’s circumstances.

By accepting all that God has given to us, or not given to us, we are responding wisely and exalting God as we are taught.

Our Father in Heaven, we know that you know our every want and need. We thank you for all the blessings you have bestowed upon us. Let us remember from where all things come and live according to your will, even when it is not our will. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
-Sister Katharine, OSB