All of us know that summer doesn’t officially end until September 21st but, unofficially, the beginning of school is the de facto end of summer. School starts this week the carefree days of summer are followed by early mornings, homework, Fall sports and more scheduled days.
There is a constant motion to our years: season to season, year to year, decade after decade. And that constant motion of our days reflects the ups and downs of our interior lives. Saint Augustine, whose Feast day we celebrate this week, wrote more than fifteen hundred years ago a great truth: “Our hearts are restless until they rest in you, O Lord.” It is only when we finally rest in the Lord when our lives are over that we will truly find peace. But we can begin the experienced of resting in the Lord in this life through the practice of prayer.
As our days become more hectic and our lives become more restless, turn to prayer each day and find God who speaks to us in the silence. In prayer we find not only rest but healing as well.
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St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
359 West Areba Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
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