Mary Undoer of Knots

Christ came to bring JOY;

Joy to children, joy to parents,

Joy to families and friends,

Joy to the sick and elderly,

Joy to all humanity.

In a true sense, JOY is the keynote message of Christianity,

And the recurring motif of the Gospels.

Go, therefore, and become Messengers of Joy!

~ Pope John Paul II

Monday, May 2, 2011

Thank you, Blessed John Paul II

It was a wonderful Divine Mercy weekend.  The sun was out, the homilies were inspired, the friendships were blessed and peaceful and fun.  There was and continues to be, much to be thankful for in this life.  And although my Mom continues to suffer from her Parkinson's disease, grace abounds. 

Don't get me wrong---I am not saint.  I want my Mom to be healed.  I long for her to be healed, and I continue to beg for her to be healed.  But what can we do?  God, in His mercy, has answered our prayers and His answer, at least for now, is no.  I pray that it is no, not now......but soon.  But who knows?  His plan is greater than we can imagine, and suffering can be powerfully redemptive.  So while we are disappointed, we know that He has our best interest at heart, and He would not permit this suffering if He did not intend to bring a greater good out of it.

Sooo.....Thank you, Bl. John Paul.  I am sure your prayers and ours are bringing about conversions of heart and healing in so many more ways than we can imagine.  And thank you to all who have read about my Mom and prayed for her.  We are blessed by your prayers and generous spirits.

 Fiat ~ Totus Tuus

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