I am back and trying to share some here before I make a big grocery run... with many mouths to feed we are out of some essentials and with Easter upon us... some treats that come with Easter! We are a week away from our Little Sister Hallel coming for her home visit as she is brought here with Nancy, Bill and their 4 to join the spinning world we call our farm. Hopefully by then the cold and rain will have cleared out and the crop will be going in, so that will add to the intensity of her time here!
There is sickness adding to the struggles along with the cold wet weather... well below normal for this late April. With our early spring this is disappointing to the farmers, who are now behind schedule getting the crop in. Talk about having to trust in Him! The peace flows all around me as I read these amazing words from John 3 in the Gospel today.
"God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life...But whoever lives the truth comes to the light,
so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God."
With the struggles and crosses and suffering that comes with our lives lived for Jesus and serving Jesus in each other... we find The Way, the Truth and the LIFE... Jesus in our midst! We are given all we need to persevere! One of my favorite sources of this strength comes from the glorious Saints that fill each day with models of strength and holiness and we are called to be saints ourselves!
Jesus, we love you and are forever humbly grateful and unworthy of your undying unending unconditional love for us. May we dwell in the LIGHT and share the love and mercy we have been given most especially with those the closest to us in our domestic Church/family. I will bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the LORD;
the lowly will hear me and be glad.
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor.
Psalm 34 from mass today fills us with hope and strength knowing that you so love our crazy world if only we dwell in the LIGHT and be open to LIFE and raise LIGHTS! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah