“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1
As you may recall from my past post I am currently reading “Pope Awesome and Other Stories” by Cari Donaldson. Ya’ll, this is one of those books that will have you laughing, saying “yep, I’ve been there,” and thinking about your own journey all in the same few pages. I am not quite halfway finished which leaves me in the thick of Cari’s search for spiritual answers. On page 50, she references John 1:1, which “ironically” we are memorizing in our Classical Conversations latin memory work this year so this verse is very much apart of my everyday right now. Being that we are studying it currently, I paused to read and reread her thoughts on it. She describes that upon first reading this verse she felt a feeling such as being “so overwhelmed with a sense of safety that your blood feels as if it’s made of sunlight.” This moment was for her one of those light-bulb moments where we are able to pause and sense the hand of God reaching down as though delivering a personalized valentine so intimate that it is meant only to be read and understood by you. These moments tend to be the stones which collectively are the mountain upon which we reach God!
What are some of these moments in your life?
Several months after my fourth child was born, I was wrestling with a longing to return to some sort of ministry… to do MORE to serve Him and others. I remembering praying, “Lord, I have so many responsibilities at home, when and how could I possibly serve anyone outside of my family?” Then He answered me. One Sunday we visited a neighboring church parish for Mass. Upon entering there was a poster sized, framed picture with the following quote, which to this day, nearly four years, later is my personal anthem…
“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
– St Francis of Assisi
With the Lord’s guidance, this quote proves true daily in my faith walk. Praise God for His personalized gifts!
What answers are you seeking from the Lord? Don’t give up for He is listening and in His time will answer you.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, we, Your children, come to You in praise and thanksgiving for Your many blessings. We lift up those among us who are struggling to understand trials and teachings. Lord, we ask that You touch them with Your intimate embrace so that the light of Your truth may warm them… mind, body and soul. Thank you for being a faithful Father. AMEN.