My lessons of this week are too many to name or even comprehend. My spirit is stirred, and I am trying to listen to the Lord's messages of mercy and love in my life, and in my family's time together. I reflected on Matt Maher's song, "Your Grace is Enough," and I have received many graces from the Lord this week. Here are a few of the graces:
- I love my husband now more than ever. I never did not love him, but even more so this week, I recognize that his humble spirit and docility are what I am missing in my life. He is an excellent example and leader in our home. Praise be to God that He saw fit to bring us together in Holy Matrimony.
- I can't control outcome to my prayers. I pray in great expectation of being heard, but I must be open to the Lord's answers, and not my own...the Lord's time, and not my own...the Lord's wisdom, and not my own.
- I love Paul, and I am so thankful for the wisdom of the Holy Catholic Church, and Pope Benedict, that he saw fit to make this the year of St. Paul. What a year of CONVERSION! My own first...Paul tells it like it is...especially about our Eucharist...Look at 1Corinthians 11: 23-33. Paul is also very clear about the gifts of the Holy Spirit...and how docility is an aid to being open to the gifts (see 1 Corinthians 12).
- To continue with Paul, speaking to the new Christians at Corinth, and to us today, in 2009, Paul says the Lord told him the following: "My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness." I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me. Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).
Paul is great in Christ! God is good all the time. Love is above all. God is love. I am in a better place now. Thank you, Jesus!