Such a powerful morning of getting the 3 fed and ready for the day and getting my house ready for the arrival of Nancy and Bill and Josie and a wonderful long conversation with John and PRAYER as he travels about 3 hours away to speak and help with a retreat this morning! Much filled my heart as the tears flowed recalling the Gospel and the Meditation of the Day from morning prayer shared with Pat before he headed out to pick rocks today. The Gospel is from Mark 9 - The apostles come and tell Jesus that they just told someone not connected with them to stop casting out demons in the name of Jesus. Jesus replied, "Do not prevent him. There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. For who is not against us is for us."
I tearfully shared with John how St Gregory Palamas in the Meditation wrote loftily... For Jesus, Through Mary... We both share such a love of Our Lady, and she is so huge for John in his healing journey!
Yes, for John and I it is so true that we serve our Lord/for Jesus through Mary. We feel confident that this is fine with Jesus...In you, O Mary, all graces are to found. You are the perfection of nobleness in all its forms, the living portrait of every virtue and kindness. You alone were vouchsafed the gifts of the Spirit in their totality, or rather, you alone held mysteriously in your womb him in whom are the treasures of all these spiritual gifts, and became inexplicably his Tabernacle... you were the unchanging shrine of all his graces. St Gregory Palamas (1359)
Jesus, how we love you with our lives, hearts, minds and souls! We are so blessed to have your Mother giving us the graces we need to face all that comes with each new day, and always she brings us to more perfect love of You, her Son... God made flesh to save the world! Truly she was chose from the womb to be the Mother of God! Be with John this day and may he share The LOVE and Truth he has been given in his healing from brain cancer and finding Faith/Jesus with his Queen Mother at his side/His Bride, The Church! May we find the graces we need to see our way through the storms of life knowing that You are in control. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Another Saint that knows her loving kindness!
http://www.dosmallthingswithlove.com/2016/05/how-to-survive-labor-without-painkillers.html A most powerful post by Nancy.... sharing in Jesus on the cross!
Nancy's amazing picture of Josephine!
From Maria's blog... a few weeks ago when she visited Nancy - Berna and Patrick!