I find that there is much filling me and my thoughts this day... knowing that Hallel and The Community including the Little Brothers and Sisters are putting on a play this afternoon along with a great celebration on the occasion of The Little Brothers having their money raised to start building their Little Monastery in June! Of course, I would love to be there, but... We are in the midst of great anticipation and preparation for our huge family celebration tomorrow of both David's first Communion and Joy's Baptism at the same mass! So thrilling and glorious! My constant prayers and thoughts are also with the farmers as the spring gets later and later with talk of snow tomorrow and Monday! Those seeds in the ground are cold and wet and a worry for those farmers that have some planted - our men have yet to start...
We continue on with John 6 today with the stormy sea and the disciples rowing miles and looking up and seeing Jesus walking on the water towards them... they are terrified and we expect them to have him enter the boat, but not here... instead they are suddenly on the shore.... arrived with Jesus! "It is I. Do not be afraid." And suddenly they have arrived at their destination! Yes, I admit that waves of anxiety and worry overtake me with all that lies ahead for me. This huge family time becomes craziness with all of us (25) together and yearning to have good quality time with our Susan! The meals are huge and labor intensive... you end one and start planning for the next and there are constant dishes and clean up and yes, the dishwasher runs continuously along with the sink full. This morning I found myself praying for the peace to be here with us, and also lifted up in prayer the petition that mass and adoration would be part of each day as our Hallel needs to be close to her spouse in this way. How I love the chance to share that with her! I need not be afraid and the destination lies ahead if only I give the control to Jesus!
Lord, Jesus, this day has also been filled with a special sharing with one of Pat's sisters, who shared with us a special time she had at a Shrine of St Joseph in Arizona. The floodgates were opened to share with her how powerful The Stations and The Holy Family are to us on this journey of Faith/Family/Farm! Maria found such power and strength in the outside Stations at the Poor Clare Monastery in her discernment of her call to religious life. Discerning that she was not called to be a nun... she came home and built stations in our grove (now Ruth and Paul's grove on the farm). Thank you for an opportunity to share all that fills us with more than we can hold in our hearts each day of this journey thanks to your amazing wonderful True Church! Jesus, we trust in your kindness which fills the earth. Bless the farmers with good growing weather, give David, Joy and Rose (her 5th birthday) a wonderful family celebration tomorrow, and bring peace and joy to our huge family time this week! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
She is a doctor in The Church!
We are all called to be Saints
She wrote Dialogue - a conversation between a soul and God...
This speaks to me! As we have small slices of heaven on this journey as we share our Faith with JOY in our family on the farm!