Going through my divorce turned my world upside-down. I suddenly started to question everything in my life. What was true? Who could be trusted? It was like my life was thrust into darkness and I was stumbling around trying to gain my bearings. I would talk to anyone who I thought could help me: friends, family, co-workers–even my hairstylist–trying to get the nuggets of wisdom that would help me make sense of my now senseless life. Heck, I would even tune into Oprah hoping that she would say just the right thing that would end my madness. Sadly, not even Oprah could solve my problems.
One day on my way to work, I drove past a Catholic Church I used to go to as a kid. I had the sudden urge to turn into the parking lot. Not really knowing why, I parked the car and went inside. The church was empty and very quiet. I immediately felt a sense of peace like I had not felt in a long time. I walked all the way down to the altar and knelt down. Immediately, I dropped my head and began to sob. All the pain I had been carrying around for months just poured out of me. Finally, after about 30 minutes, I picked up my head and through my tears I saw the red light of a candle burning. That’s when it hit me. Christ was here with me in the tabernacle! My search was finally over. I had finally found the Truth and the answers I was looking for. Our Lord is waiting patiently in the tabernacle for each one of us to come to Him. Turn off Oprah and tune into Christ in the tabernacle. He’s waiting for you.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28