This week Stelly reflects on the story of Sr. Dulce Marias of Baton Rouge, LA.
A few weeks ago a friend of mine posted a beautiful story about the “healing hands” of Sister Dulce Maria (http://www.225batonrouge.com/community/signature-sister-dulce-marias-healing-hands). After reading the story I started thinking about what an awesome gift Sister has. Isn’t it amazing that she has “healing hands!” But I also thought a lot about how she quickly reminds readers that she is not the one doing the healing. The article says, “She is steadfast that she is not the one doing the healing, though-she’s an instrument for God’s work.” What a humble woman. And what a true statement. What she said lead me to think about my own gifts, especially because my life is so different now than it used to be. It’s different in that two and a half years ago I wasn’t even married, and now I’m married with a second child on the way. I guess Sister’s story made me want to reevaluate my gifts, or what I think are my gifts, because I believe they change as we grow and as the seasons of our lives change. I thought about how God doesn’t think and plan the way we do, and I thought about how important it is to let go of any expectations and just be open to receiving whatever gifts He has for me. I want to encourage you to do the same. Remember that each and every one of us has God-given gifts that are meant to be shared, just like each of us is called to his or her very own vocation and given special graces to live that call. Be open to the gifts God has for you. Plug-in in prayer time and let Him speak to you. Be His instrument.