I'm trying something new over at my main blog Equipping Catholic Families.
I've opened up a secret portal and I'm going to post some more reflective posts...some plucked right out of my prayer journal >gasp<
I recently heard in a homily...how we should be more like Mary and follow her example, pondering these things in her heart.
This is a part of what I'm pondering in my heart....the rest is over here.
---1--- Jesus loves me. Unconditionally.
---2--- Jesus loves my kids even more than I do and no matter what mistakes I make, He can and will fix them and call them to Him.
---3---I am the lost sheep....and I'm hardly the only one. Everyone of us is the lost sheep: loved and searched for and taken up into His Arms as the treasured one.
---4--- My desire to know Him, love Him, serve Him, please Him...is already a prayer and a sign that He is working in my life.
---5--- The Holy Spirit is real. He moves, He speaks, He prompts, He inspires, He gives hope.
---6--- The Saints are real. They call us, they come to us, they answer us, they look for ways to lead us closer to Jesus.
---7--- Jesus is real. He materializes in the words of the priest at the Consecration. He waits for us in the Blessed Sacrament, He asks us to seek Him as much as He seeks us and He answers our prayers even if we don't slow or quiet down enough to listen.
He waits for us to climb up onto His Lap...like a little child.