The Gospel today is continuing on in John 3... the words "God is trustworthy" grabbed me as my mantra ever since we faced a grow back of John's brain cancer through the chemo came to us from our wonderful Bishop LeVoir..."When things are hard and challenging repeat these words; 'Jesus, I trust in you.'"
Each day since I have lived by this as we discovered in a dramatic way that our lives are out of our control and Jesus is in control! It is a true and real reminder to me that I can trust in my Jesus and place all in him. He is truly "trustworthy"!
Jesus, there is so much each day that reminds us of our need for you as we humbly fall on our knees and turn to you in our weakness. "When we are weak and sick is when we turn to Jesus." Hallel told me 7 years ago when I had my hip replacement and I felt so worthless and weak. "Then I want to be weak all the time, because I want Jesus!" Yes, I want to be strong and shout from the rooftops your Truth, my Jesus! That you are to be totally trusted and we need to give our all to You! That we need to die to self and allow the Holy Spirit to dwell in our hearts, minds and souls..."We must obey God rather than men... We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him." The Apostles today to those that told them to stop preaching in the name of Jesus in Acts 5 - the first reading from mass today. The Apostles are now in heaven and are there to give us the strength and courage to preach The Truth! Jesus, we trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
Three years ago today... Mary's first Communion!
Now with one more, baby Joy on her Baptism day, too!
It will be so different without Pat's mom as she has been always there for all of our Family/Church/Farm occasions. She will be missed! She has been gone for 6 months soon.
There will be 3 Jeanie cakes on Sunday... one for each occasion! The best!
“When we kneel before a wafer of bread transubstantiated into the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus, how can we justify our pride?” — Mother Angelica — at Saint John Cantius Church.