Memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Is it not you alone, O Lord, our God, to whom we look? You alone have done all these things. (Jeremiah 14:22b)
Lord God, we claim to seek patience from You, when what we really want is our way. I believe I am very patient when all seems in my control, is going according to my plans, and provides me with no inconvenience or annoyance.
We are provided many examples of awaiting Your gifts, today the parents of our Blessed Mother, Saints Joachim and Anne. Teach me, Lord, that patience is not my control, but Your gift when I am forced to acknowledge that all is not in my control. With their intercession, may Your hope brighten the limits of my trust in You.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.