Friday, January 13, 2017

Jesus at "home" healing the paralytic

My domestic Church/family a month ago for our gathering for Cross Christmas Camp.  It is the one time that our entire family, minus Hallel, is all together and the first time with our newest member Evangeline Mary (Em).  We had a T-shirt made for camp this year, and The Verlys supported it big time!  Thanks to Nancy and Kara!

I was wanting to start with this today as I have just completed 35 name tags for my talk about The Community of God meditation for our TEC weekend this weekend.  Yes, 35 with all those that we have lost and are keeping our eyes on heaven... 7 children, and 3 grandchildren.  It is no secret that my Community of LOVE/family/domestic Church fed by The Church... Jesus and His Bride... feed me with life-giving water and the Bread of LIFE, Jesus Christ each day with Jesus/The Word, Jesus in his Body and Blood on the altar/The Eucharist, Mary the Mother of God and her rosary bringing to us the life, death and resurrection of her Son, and The Saints - my heroes and friends on this journey showing me that there is nothing over which I may not persevere!
Yes, this is about 2/3rds of my family at CCC!  We are numbering close to 120 with more on the way!  Pat's family rivals this, too with  around 90!  Family is such a gift! 

I am busy with getting us out of here for our retreat - Pat, I and John are all working it, but I just couldn't let the Gospel pass by without touching upon it.  What struck me this morning reading it with John before he headed off to work and I off to mass...  "Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was home..."  Home is a place of celebration of our shared Faith and together we know we can face all that comes our way!  It is where we embrace our Most Cherished Cross and find LIFE/Love/Light!  It is where we share our Faith with JOY, and plant the seeds of shared faith, warm them with sunshine, water and feed them and watch them grow and produce much fruit!
With the grandkids minus little Evangeline who was born a few months later.  It will be so fun to have her here for about 4 months and watch her grow and flourish!    Labor Day 2016, the feast of the Canonization of St Theresa of Calcutta.

The Paralytic reminds us of one such battle we faced in our home with the help of hundreds of prayer warriors and all The Church gives us each day... John's battle with brain cancer at 20 years old... 7 years ago.
 Such power and might from the weakest of all... The Lamb!  We are filled to the brim and overflowing!
Yes, this is so True... John was lowered in front of Jesus by his friends - Hallel and her Community of The Lamb!  "I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home."  Yes, within our domestic Church/home we find healing and find You, O Jesus, and our love for Your Church!
 Our two oldest 36 years ago.  Looks like a cold Minnesota day, too!
 Newly weds - city girl come to the farm.

Lord, our home has grown from the two of us 38 years ago filled with love and hope and sharing our Faith and love of your Church... embracing all that The Church teaches us to find our way to be forever in heaven with you, Your Mother and The Saints and Angels!  For this we yearn and are given all we need if only we die to self and come to dwell in your Community of LOVE!  Jesus, we trust in you.  Amen and Hallelujah
 My most Cherished Cross - Patrick Gerard Verly!  Bless-bless, Barbara Luke
 Receiving a blessing on our marriage about 8 years ago... Thirty anniversary.
 St Theresa show us how to love without counting the cost!
One life at a time...
Danielle Rose - Small things with great love
Laura Story - Blessings

Lauren Daigle - Trust in you.
Lauren Daigle - Come alive
Lauren Daigle -  HOw can it be

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Humble God!
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Hard to accept our need for help from others and loss of independence!

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