After 2 huge days of work as a family putting up tomato soup and applesauce.. the Gospel really hits home today. Matthew 20 - about the landowner that hires men throughout the day up until an hour before the day of toil in the hot sun is done, and they all get paid the same! Not because the landowner was unfair to those that worked all day, but rather that he was generous to those that came later throughout the day. We share of our hard work with those that are not able to help us, but they are family and our Community of the Lamb. We do not dwell on how hard it is and how unfair it is that others will partake of the food we toiled over... we share out of love! And we must say that our working together is a cherished and wonderful time we enjoy together. Yes, the seeing the end is yearned for after a hobbling old grandma has worked through rosary time and all else. But it fills her heart with great JOY to have the girls reminisce about past times and have smiles on their faces and pitching in throughout our long hot days!
The 23 Psalm is so amazing and is the Psalm for mass today - read in every Catholic Church the world over! What rings a bell today in my heart, soul and mind? He guides me in right paths for his name's sake. After praying daily with John for his future and the door to open before him... knowing, without a doubt, that there is a plan for him. It is wonderful to see that this year will hold him working in a school showing compassion for kids as a para and also coaching his wonderful beloved speech team! He knows also that he wants to share his Faith with youth through FF here in Marshall!
Jesus, we are so blessed to have the bounty of the farm and sharing our work of putting up food as a happy healthy family! What joy fills my heart to see how much the family work is carried forth by our son and daughters and now to their families. To see that they love and cherish the life they grew up with and now have it with their families... gives us much joy. May we humbly share of our bounty with all that are in need, knowing that the "last will be first, and the first will be last." I only long to be forever with you in heaven and care not for all the trappings and lies of this world. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
Only goodness and kindness will follow me
all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
for years to come.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
I cling to this Truth!
From Nancy's beautiful camera! Wow!