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Friday, May 29, 2020

Minding our own Business

Jesus said to Peter, "What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me."

How often when we are stressed we forget that Jesus is waiting for us to approach him about our concerns, not look for faults in others in order to deflect our own anxiety. Perhaps that is what was happening to Peter in today's Gospel. Apparently anxious about Jesus' safety, he wonders aloud about whether John might betray Jesus. But Jesus will have none of it, telling Peter not to worry about others but to take care of himself.

Although the Gospel continually assures us that the Lord is always near and anxious to help us, we fall into old patterns of self reliance and howl against the night when all we need to do is stop, rest and let God be God. Peter needed to learn this. So do we.

Today, ask for the grace to walk with God no matter how slowly God seems to be moving.

What does it mean to you to mind your own business?

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