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I am a cradle Roman Catholic, that always had the knowledge of God. I, however, did not have a relationship with him and thus, was empty inside. Now through asking him to come into my life and going to prayer groups etc., I have had a renewal in my faith. Protestants may call it being "born-again". I now find what I thought was a BORING Mass to be the ultimate enjoyable experience that brings me closest to our Lord....besides of course Eucharistic Adoration, which is awe inspiring. The Church Fathers took me deeper into my faith which is when I came back completely-like a boomerang, thus my blog title. I understand why I am a Catholic/Christian. It is not just a religion. It IS God, it IS love. I might not be an English scholar and you might edit me in your head. But, I do have something to share and I hope you will join me on the journey and maybe discover something new to think about. Blessings+

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Devastating news today

As I walked with my dogs today to give them their exercise I bumped into an acquaintance. I asked how her son was enjoying a class that  he takes with my son of the same age, 11. She explained that due to a medical reason he would not be attending for a while. I blurted out “why what is wrong?” and then just as quickly apologized for inquiring. She did not mind and explained he has cancer. Well, my stomach lurched and I felt my mind jolt like it had just gotten slammed by a Mac truck from the shock of this terrible news. He looked so healthy a few weeks before, when I saw him. This caused me to have a good cry during the rest of my walk. Such a lovely family and a sweet boy.....why, I asked, why?

I will pray and ask you to also. I pray he will regain full health .I pray he will be strong and have little pain. My heart breaks. Everyday, I do thank God, for healthy children and I pray they be covered in the Precious Blood of Jesus. How quick life can take a turn. This has happened in my own family. The devastation that hits, the anger, the hopelessness felt, the cruel and evil pain that pervades your senses. Never mind what my close family members felt that were the closest to the battle of agony raging. But, as I watched those with faith handle these events, that rip your world out from underneath you, I saw peace in their faces. Compared to those that had no faith, that were in a place called Hell. Hanging onto the cross and trusting in God’s will makes the situation, appear in a much different light. What blessings occur when you allow God in that way.

It brings to mind in all this, that we need faith. We need God! Standing firm in faith has helped me to trust and surrender my worries. Not always easily, and at times I forget where I need to put this kind of horrendous stuff.  But I am made stronger and I have bigger shoulders than I would normally have without faith. There is something tangible in the spiritual realm. A sense of peace that does surpass all understanding.  How blessed to have the knowledge of Christianity in it’s true essence. The belief in one God. Thanks to God and all his Saints that have done his will throughout all these ages. I am so sad right now but I am at peace. I will pray and God will do whatever is in the divine plan that he can only understand. Who are we to even try to think we know why things are the way they are. Only he does, we can’t put him in a box. We are arrogant and full of pride to think that we know better  and that we know what is best. I surrender all.

Father knows best.


Mindi said...

"There is something tangible in the spiritual realm." Nicely written Karen!!! This is a great opener for a sermon.

Karen, I am not sure we are "full of pride" in trying to think about why things are the way they are. God bestowed upon us a brain and consciousness, so gave us the "ability" to think. But your words about faith send it all home.

The peace that washes over someone after they do surrender, does show the healing powers of faith.

Faith does surpass all thinking.

Great blog. God bless that child and family.

Love Mind xo

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mindi:)
Yes, when I say full of pride I mean that we have some pride there, maybe not fully *wink* because submitting to God is a humble thing and the opposite of pride. We have some pride in ourselves when we think we know better than God. Does that make more sense? I agree 100% that he does give us a brain to think and freewill. We are able to make the choices we do be it pleasing or unpleasing to God. He still loves us, like we love our children whether their choices be right or wrong:)
I so appreciate your comments, and you taking the time to read. You are a true friend!!! Hugs Hugs!