It was such a gift to find myself in this beautiful chapel today with Ruth, just off of work, and Luke happy to see mom for a while! A great addition to our day! It was great to spend morning prayer with Pat and John while they ate breakfast and then headed off to work. The wonderful angels at our side and at war with the evil that is in this world. Learning that St Raphael is who is to be prayed to for "defender of adolescent chastity." John mentioned that he needs to tell his siblings about this with all their little ones to protect from harm and misguided worldly notions that are all around us this day.
Luke is soon to lay down and give grandma some rosary/rest time after our busy morning in town. He certainly is a very advanced talker, and was interesting to be in the store with. "What is her name?" "What are they buying?"
Jesus, your blessings and graces abound and we are given so much more than we can ever take in and make a part of us. May we become more and more yours and die to self so that the Holy Spirit can work through us. May we become your hands and feet in this world of confusion and darkness. We are called to be open to LIFE and to raise LIGHTS to shine forth in the darkness. May we always embrace our Most Cherished Cross and follow after you. Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah