A reflection on the Mass reading(Tobit 2:9-14) and the Matins reading (by St. Dorotheus) from Tuesday, June 2, 2009, by Mother Maria-Michael Newe, OSB.
In the reading from Tobit earlier this week we saw how when Tobit was put to the test his “true character,” at first, came out. This reading was complimentary with our second Matin’s reading that same morning. The Matin's reading by St. Dorotheus talks about how every situation that comes up can be used for our advantage and we can grow in faith in every circumstance. Instead of blaming everybody else for what’s happening, look to yourself and see how you are reacting and what is going on within you. I was especially thinking of the point of when we are put the test who do we look to? Do we look to ourselves to save us, or to we look to God? There is so much to learn from our own reactions in life.
We can be much freer if we trust in God. The less we trust in God, the more anxious we’re going to become within. But the more we trust, the more we give God the room to act. He won’t act without our giving. The greater we put our trust in Him, the greater will be His acts.