I ran across this blog post on Facebook. It is a very timely read (the Spirit lead me to it) as I have been struggling with seeing God’s goodness in suffering.
“How do we know our current plot point as suffering children is a good one? Because God himself chose it for himself as well.”
This past Sunday, December 13, Gaudete Sunday, I was honored to have the opportunity to talk with the women at the St. Pius X Parish in Bowie (pronounced BOO-ee), MD at their Advent Women’s Dinner. Folks, this was a lovely event. For the past 17 years, the ladies of St. Pius have put together an evening of music and prayer and teaching for 200-ish women, followed by a catered dinner served by the men of their parish. Great idea, huh?
This year, I was asked to visit for their teaching time, and so we talked about Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-55). Because their clergy has been preaching on this whole canticle one section at a time all Advent, I felt led to focus specifically on the last four words: HIS CHILDREN FOR EVER. In effect, I made us flip to the end before their last homily in the series. Is that a bad habit, flipping to…
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