In today’s reading, we find Elijah exhausted by his journey into the desert. He is ready to give up when an angel encourages him to regain his strength by eating and drinking some food and water that God had provided. At times, we all act a bit like Elijah on our journey in life. We feel discouraged and defeated by the trials we encounter — a problem at work, difficulties in our family, or simply the day-to-day challenges. Like Elijah, we can regain our strength by turning to God for the nourishment we need. Through our prayers and quiet reflection, He will provide answers and guidance. And like the angel, we can encourage others to turn to God for strength. God never stops loving us and is always there to help us re-charge.
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