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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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Day 67: Trusting God’s Love in our Fears about Money and Work
published 1 March 2012 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

What you will read now is part of a series of 100 spiritual challenges. Each blog can be viewed separately, but for maximum benefit a reader needs to start with the introductory blog of November 18, 2011, and then continue step by step. Day One begins on Sunday, November 20, 2011.    
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“Neither death, nor life… nor things present, nor things to come, nor anything else in all creation…Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, Our Lord.“ (Romans 8:37-39)

Dr. Ronda’s examples: I have little fear about money since I have social security and a small pension and expenses I can afford. I thanked God for this security in a time when many have deep financial worries. I do worry about work a lot in the form of hating to think someday I will be too disabled or too much “a has-been” to work at my profession of teaching, writing and speaking. I put it in the God-box and then gave it to Jesus in prayer. He seemed to tell me that prayer is more important than work and I will always be able to pray, wordlessly if need be, and that can be even better. I see it is not just that I enjoy and love my work but also the pride element that makes me anxious.

Your examples:

Prayer: Mother Mary, I don’t remember you having a “career”! Please take me with both your dear hands in yours and laugh at these fears of mine. Take into your hands also the more rational fears about money and work of all who read this day of The Way of Love: Step by Step.

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