ĎConsult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.í ~Pope John 23rd
It is so easy to focus in on our limitations, fears and what we canít do. If we keep hearing it all around us, it is easy for us to begin to believe it. Many lack self confidence and an inner belief that much is possible. Our Gospel stories make no apologies about encouraging us to concentrate on our hopes, dreams, potential, spiritual growth and our ability to seize endless possibilities all around us. These stories acknowledge our own difficulties and struggles but they never glorify or sensationalise negative news. Maybe during the coming week could be a good time to start focussing not on everything thatís negative, useless and unfulfilling but instead begin celebrating our hopes, dreams, potential and everything that we are so good at doing.