One of her daughters shared with us that she found this picture in mom's wallet, "and it was the only picture she carried in her wallet." What does that say to me? It reminds me that mom cherished the giving of Susan's/Little Sister Hallel's life to Jesus as a spouse/nun in the Dominican order, The Community of the Lamb! It reflects back on Hallel's family that we support and give her permission to make this radical choice, and to leave family behind other than in her daily prayers! It is hard to not have her involved in our lives, yet there is so much we receive through her prayers and that of her Community of The Lamb, and we are keeping her up on our needs that come up on this journey of LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT!
I would think that Simon Peter's mother in the Gospel today - Mark 1:29-39 would be comparable to me in age... I am not running a fever or sick in that way, but I do have those issues mostly with my knee and foot which are keeping me slow and down in many ways. I long to have my Lord come close to me and grasp my hand and lift me up so that I may love and serve and work and play and share The Word and go to mass and take in Jesus and carry him forth into my life! He does daily lift me up through The mass, and The Word, and his Mother of God and the beads of her prayer/the rosary where he grasps my hand and lifts me up!
These words greeted us with Truth in the first reading from Hebrews 2:14 this day!
"Since the children share in blood and Flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil,
and free those who through fear of death
had been subject to slavery all their life."
Lord, I am down from time to time just as Simon Peter's mother is today in the Gospel. I love that you grasp my hand through prayer, The Word, the Sacraments, The Saints and your Mother of God and lift me up. May I take you with me everywhere - most especially where you are not known or seen, and may I share far and wide The Truth of your unconditional LOVE and when necessary use words! I am yours and I depend on your help, O Lord, as I am weak and sick and helplessly lost without you. Jesus, I trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Therese also has this amazing patron Saint to listen to and follow after!
http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/abortionist-quits-after-st.-thomas-aquinas-visits-him-in-a-dream A powerful read as LIFE is protected through dreams!
The Word/Jesus is with me each day of my journey! I have learned through Hallel and her Community of the Lamb that we start making it digesting it/mendicating The Gospel the night before!
“The Holy Eucharist is the greatest treasure that the Church has on earth: it is Christ Himself.” — Cardinal Arinze
Danielle Rose - Pursue me
Yeah! I found more pictures and this time with smiles!
Good old Wisconsin snow!
The complete picture of Family! Love this!