How can this happen that in a year and a half ... our oldest daughter and her younger sister would name both of their sons David? Maria and Joseph had made it clear that their first son would be David, and Ruth and Paul had a boy 3 months after Maria had her daughter, Therese. "They could have 9 girls, so we are going to name our son, David." Ruth said
Maria then a year and a half later had her first boy and true to their word... they did not hesitate to name him David, also! Today with the first reading about the anointing of David, and the Spirit of the Lord rushing upon him... I am holding my two Davids very close to my heart and thanking the Lord for them in my life.
It was thrilling to read the first reading today from I Samuel 16... The conversation between Samuel and God was out of this world... just as our GPS speaks to us and tells us where we are to go... God told Samuel to fill his horn with oil and go to Jesse of Bethlehem! Then he rejects all of his amazing sons and has to ask if there are any others... David! The psalm too, today echoes "David"..." I have found David, my servant." Psalm 89:21
There is so much excitement in the grandchildren when they hear their names during mass, so it really is ringing like a bell hearing David proclaimed many times this day. Having my two sweet grandsons, now 9 1/2 and 8, and knowing that they are both being raised in the Faith in their domestic Church/families/homes with JOY. I know that the Lord, who looks into our hearts will see there a foundation of True Faith set on "rock!"
Jesus, we are so blessed by all that The Church gives us for each day of our journeys! Each day your Word speaks to us and The Holy Spirit fills us with your Truth! We are filled with all we need and more to take Christ to the world - May we return the Love and Mercy you have poured upon us to all those we encounter... most especially those the closest to us in our domestic Church/family. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
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Truth from Padre Pio!
More stories of the kids hearing their names during mass and being thrilled to hear them... Rose Ida heard her name during the creed - He "rose again." Every time we say that and you look at her she is beaming! Pat would ask her if she was Rosey Tosey... "No, I am Rose Again!" Then she was wondering when her mom, Ruth's name was during mass..."I know mom... "I am not worthy that you should enter under my Ruth!" So great!!!