Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen
“Do not let your hearts be troubled” specifically implies that we can choose the impact difficulties have on our hearts. Laugh, cry, sing, dance and breathe, believing God that there is no trouble in this world that will not be overcome.
Whether you consider yourself religious or not, there is great human value in pondering the paschal mystery. Every life is formed with this same pattern. We all endure our own passions, deaths and resurrections many times before our lives come to an end.
Let the children and the child-like among us teach us how to love even in the face of rejection, how to encourage and be kind to one another. Let the children teach us to respect one another for who we are and not measure another’s value by the tasks we perform.