The Gospel today is so stirring for the soul... it seems to describe a boy with epilepsy and that it in actuality a spirit. Jesus seems to get upset with the disciples that they were unable to cast it out, and finally he, after healing the boy when his father prays for Faith/belief, Jesus tells the disciples that prayer is the answer! Quite a huge thing to ponder and pray about and trust in Jesus about and to in all ways cultivate peace in our domestic Church/family! It is so true for me that the way I can cultivate peace when I am stressed and put upon - asked to serve without counting the cost... the "Hail Mary" puts pulls out the weeds of anger and feeling sorry for myself and replaces it with the knowledge that Our Lady is there with me and I can take it to a spiritual level in which the Holy Spirit can help me find peace. I can escape my selfishness and find a better place.
I need to wrap this up for today.. I hear a silent cheer! Lunch on the porch is on the docket and then a tea party in my perfect world (?) where I attempt to cultivate peace in small ways. Dominic just came up with some gnat bites after a morning outside, so he is now peacefully on the couch with a fruit snack and Clifford... sometimes grandma needs to cultivate peace in a certain way.