I admit I had this first selfie with my dad in mind this past weekend, and tried to outdo it, but I guess you can't make it happen. This was my dad's 90th, and now he is 92. I have both my parents sharp of mind and aging in body, but still living independently together and so grateful for that. Due to a great-niece's graduation, my Goddaughter's her mom... I had a great reason to spend a couple wonderful days with my parents in their peaceful and comfortable home about 4 hours away from the farm. And Sunday being Father's Day... it was the best!!!
Let us pray:
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.
It is so true that we must pass through the Cross to find LIFE/LOVE/LIGHT, and Jesus gives us his Mother, Mary, at the foot of the Cross to bring into our homes! Then he asks us to take up our own cross and follow after him, so that we will die to self and allow him to live in us! There was also lots of talk of humility and forgiveness, which are hard and all important in our going forth and following Jesus!
The Gospel today...from the Sermon on the mount in Matthew 5... turn the other cheek, give over and above what is asked of us... this is lived out in my parents lives!
Jesus, there are so many blessings I am given with time with my wonderful parents sharing the Faith we share! How can I not with each Father's Day, Mother's Day, birthday, anniversary not thank them over and over for allowing The Holy Spirit to direct us on the path to the Catholic Church? As Father reminded us clearly yesterday... "The Catholic Church is where we receive Jesus in His Body and Blood, and no where else!" Oh my Jesus, you are God and you come into me so intimately! I am yours! Jesus, I trust in you. Amen and Hallelujah
"Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve: to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen." How I loved to watch my dad pray this as he looked at the miraculous image of Our Lady of Guadalupe!
Really experienced this yesterday!