Reflection for Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time 2014

In the first reading at Mass today we hear about the calling of the Prophet Jeremiah. Speaking to Jeremiah, God says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to the nations I appointed you” (Jeremiah 1:5). God had a special plan for Jeremiah that existed since the beginning of time. God has had a special plan for each of us since the beginning, too. Providence is another name for this plan. At times we may not be sure of how God wants us to think or act in a particular situation, but we should never think that God doesn’t have a plan for us. Even in difficult moments God’s plan is for our happiness. My prayer today is that we may trust Divine Providence and that God’s plan may be more clearly revealed to each of us.

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