I, Tobit, have walked all the days of my life in the paths of truth and righteousness. I performed many charitable works for my kinsmen and my people who had been deported with me to Nineveh, in Assyria. I was reminded of the oracle pronounced by the prophet Amos against Bethel:
“All your festivals shall be turned into mourning,and all your songs into lamentation.” And I wept.
Why do bad things happen to good people? We don't have a simple answer to that, but what we do know is this confidence that God will bring us through whatever troubles we face - not always taking them away but giving us the Grace and strength to carry whatever troubles come to us. That's a very important part of our Faith, to learn how to trust.
In the month of June we think often of the Sacred Heart and the lovely prayer - "O Sacred Heart of Jesus I place all my trust in you." - Easily said, but not always easily done....