Sister Lisa Maurer – Lesson I Learned

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Sister Lisa Maurer – Lesson I Learned

Not too long ago I had the need to drive myself around Central Minnesota.  For various reasons I was a bit hesitant as I set out. For starters, I am not very familiar with the cities, towns, and countryside in this part of the Gopher State.  It also concerned me that my weekend activities required that I was get to certain places at set times and some of my travel would be at night.In preparations for my travels I sought the wisdom of Google Maps.  I plotted out my travels, searched for the best routes, and coordinated going to and from a myriad of places. Throughout my weekend travels I trusted in Google Maps.  (Even though there were times that my instincts told me to turn right rather than left.)  Good thing, it turns out, that I trust in Google Maps.  My weekend went smoothly.  I was always where I should be, on time, and without much fuss and muss!

Google Map

As I drove back to St. Scholastica Monastery I reflected upon the weekend and how I blindly trusted Google Maps to get me where I needed to be.   It made me think about my life and my trust in God.  Do I trust God to get me to where I need to go in my life?  Do I trust God at every twist and turn?  Do I blindly trust that God will never lead me astray?I laughed to myself thinking of the lesson I learned…I need to trust God with my life just I trust Google Maps with my travels! 

Sister Lisa Maurer  

Sister Lisa Maurer

Sister Lisa Maurer was born and raised in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, before entering the Monastery, Sister Lisa taught and coached in Catholic Schools within the New Ulm Diocese. Sister Lisa made her first Monastic Profession in August 2009. She currently ministers at the parishes of St. Lawrence and St. Joseph in Duluth.See all of Sister Lisa’s posts.


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–St. Benedict of Nursia, The Rule of Saint Benedict