Life is confusing with plenty of surprises, trials, and unimaginable challenges, right? It feels like everything is constantly changing, and we’re constantly being thrown off balance. So, how can we stay centered in the midst of all the chaos?
It seems like the only constant is change. How can you center yourself in the whirlwind of the world?
From a Catholic perspective it starts with a relationship with God. He is the source of life and only constant.
Here’s three simple AND effective ways to anchor yourself to Love Divine.
Pray the Rosary
This prayer is a mediation on the passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus. Saint Louis de Montfort wrote, “[Mary] is the safest, easiest, shortest and most perfect way of approaching Jesus and will surrender themselves to her, body and soul, without reserve in order to belong entirely to Jesus.”
A bold statement. But it’s true. True devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary will ALWAYS end in worship of Her Son.
Stability through the Sacraments
But praying the rosary is only the first step. If you want to develop a greater relationship with God and find stability in life you must engage in the sacramental life of the Church. Attend Mass weekly. Go to confession regularly. Thank your parish priest for their service and express your gratitude to faithful married couples in your life. These are simple ways to life sacramentally that help anchor you to God.
Link to God by Loving Your Neighbor
The third simple way to fasten yourself to the Lord is living out the corporeal and spiritual works of mercy. In Matthew 25, Jesus taught his Apostles the necessity of tending to the basic bodily needs of their neighbors. We are charged with the same care. And praying for others via the spiritually works of mercy is no less important than the corporeal works.
Find your Mother and Find Her Son.
Remain with The Son (and Father and Holy Spirit) via the sacraments.
Love Your Neighbor (and You Love God)
Follow these three simply steps and you will anchor yourself to God and find safe harbor from the mayhem of the world.