The month of January is a mixed bag, emotionally, for many. There comes a sigh of relief now that all the parties and celebrations are over, but as everyone goes back to their routines, daily life can seem empty. For someone who is divorced, you may be feeling a spiritual emptiness along with the emotional emptiness.
Where have you gone, Lord?
Does your emptiness lead you to wonder where God’s presence is in your life? If this is how you are feeling, I encourage you to reflect on the 5th Joyful Mystery of the Holy Rosary. Mary and Joseph had been long gone from Jerusalem when they discovered Jesus was not with them. In a panic, they searched without success. Three frantic days later, they found Him sitting in the temple, doing precisely what He was supposed to be doing.
It’s no different in your life. You may not feel God’s presence at this moment, and that may distress you. But rest assured, He is near and He is working in your life. He is doing exactly what is needed for you.
So when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You done this to us? Look, Your father and I have sought You anxiously.” And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2: 48-49)