Can you please pray for my 6 month old nephew, who has been admitted to the hospital for bronchitis? Please also pray for my 3 year old nephew, who has influenza B. Thank you! ❤️
I may not fast on Ash Wednesday.
I want to. I really, really want to. To remember my need, to push myself, for the sake of solidarity with my friends who will be fasting, to prove I can.
But can doesn’t mean should.
I know I would be on the verge of falling asleep or crying all day. I know I would hardly be able to use my hands in the afternoon. I know I may pass out. Because my body doesn’t let me push it like that anymore and still function. I know I wouldn’t want to stop. This would be bad the week before going to Israel.
My RCIA sponsor challenged me to do something else: make myself eat more than I think I need. She thinks I should go above my nutritional needs for the day because of how hard of a time I have even meeting them. That would be a greater and healthier challenge for me than fasting. Fasting reminds me of my need for control and a way to cope, but eating reminds me of my need for God’s grace. She may be right, but I don’t enjoy it. But I love and appreciate her.
I may not fast on Ash Wednesday. I may do what my sponsor recommended.
(Below is a challenge food I ate today: a breakfast melt with toast, cheese, bacon, sausage, and an egg. It was good.)
can you please keep my boyfriend in your prayers?
“The human being is single, unique, and unrepeatable, someone thought of and chosen from eternity, someone called and identified by name.”
- Saint Pope John Paul II
Never serve a man that will not be a spiritual leader for you or for your children.
“find God in all things.”
God is not remote from us and we would do good to discern God’s presence in
our everyday lives. So when we tend to our affairs
at home, we should also search for God as we live our holy vocation with
the gratitude, passion, and humility He commands of us.
In finding Him
in our daily tasks, we become more reverent, more devoted, and fall
deeper in love with God because all our actions, little or large, are
for the greater glory of God.
“Our great drama is this: Man does not have confidence in God.”
- Jacques Philippe, Searching For and Maintaining Peace