It reminds me of the Psalm for today filled with so my "glory!"
"Give to the Lord, you sons of God,
give to the Lord glory and praise,
give to the Lord the glory due his name;
adore the Lord in holy attire.
The Lord will bless his people with peace.
The God of glory thunders,
and in his temple all say, 'Glory!'
The Lord is enthroned above the flood;
the LORD is enthroned as king forever.
The Lord will bless his people with peace."
So much laughter and amazement to see our miracle boy, Patrick, dancing with so much abandon!
Love this today on this feast of The Baptism!
Jesus joins the people going out to John the Baptist in the gesture of repentance, not because there is sin in him, but in order to model for us the only authentic way to approach the Father. He goes to the Baptist as a beggar because the Mystery of Mercy. Jesus surrenders to Mercy by submitting himself to baptism in order to invite us to share in his relationship with The Father, announced from the heavens. The Lord Jesus lowers himself in his baptism and, as Nothingness, acknowledges his Father so that we will never hesitate to do the same. (see www.magnificat.com)
I have witnessed that Patrick has taught all those praying for him that power of prayer, much like our journey with John, who found Faith through brain cancer!
Jesus, how I long to love and serve you, and I am so filled with gratitude at bringing me into your Community of LOVE at the day of my baptism as a newborn infant. The journey has been so amazing and your Holy Spirit always directs me closer and closer to you! http://familysoulstory.blogspot.com/p/the-amazing-story-of-13-becoming.html
I am overwhelmed by your LOVE for me and that I am truly yours now and forever til I arrive in heaven forever with YOU! Thank you for the gift of a healed and loving Patrick here to love and serve you as a LIGHT! http://familysoulstory.blogspot.com/p/my-most-cherished-cross-patrick-gerard.html Yes, the world needs lights! WE are called to be open to LIFE and to raise LIGHTS to chase away the darkness of the culture of death. May all life be protected from conception to natural death! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
An article in The Marshall Independent today...
http://www.marshallindependent.com/news/local-news/2017/01/returning-home/ We are so blessed to have them back here helping us farm and living in the home that Ruth grew up in! Here is a picture of a true farm family! How it warms our hearts!
http://www.lifenews.com/2017/01/06/newborn-baby-boy-saved-after-he-was-abandoned-in-a-laundry-basket-inside-a-catholic-church/ Another baby boy that was baptized just hours old... found abandoned at St Paul Cathedral! So his journey begins "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit." So much LOVE as he is brought into The Community of LOVE!
How my heart sings at the depth of his love for me!
http://aleteia.org/2017/01/08/hearts-afire-catholic-college-students-encounter-christ-at-seek2017/ Another great encouraging sign of Jesus at work with His Bride, The Church!
It is sad to be at the end of Christmas, so this was great to see this morning! I am sad to put away my tree and all the LIGHTS...
As the liturgical season of Christmas draws to a close, let us remember the words of Saint Paul of the Cross: “Celebrate the feast of Christmas every day, even every moment in the interior temple of your spirit.”