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Monday, December 13, 2010
Gaudete Sunday- A day of joy - or not?
Our Lady of Guadalupe
A post on this feast in our home to follow after this one.
As the theme of the day was Rejoice in the Lord, I especially tried, after some unsuccessful attempts throughout the day, (due to some issues not resolved for us) to keep my heart focused on this theme.
To see God in the trials of life, to see Joy in all these circumstances is what I would wish for myself.
I admit though I struggle with this , not in general but in a particular area of my life.
I try to have faith, I try to maintain joy and peace in my heart and therefore our home BUT I admit that this can diminish my joy in the simple pleasures The Lord has given me to enjoy.
However maybe it was the perfect day for me to recognise that I need to keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and as my son told me last night~
"I'm still expecting, hoping, praying and trusting faithfully that (the problem will be resolved) .........God only ever gives suffering and hardship to those who he loves and who he knows will break free of the hardship and have the strength to endure ........."
"To have faith that all will fall into place when the time is right....we just need to trust and believe that.....patience will probably help....as will total surrender to the will of God and following it through faithfully"
So in the face of all that encouragement how can I not see the joy in this day and the life I have been so privileged to have.
I pray for all of you in your struggles to see the face of a loving and merciful God in you lives and above all..... REJOICE!
Blessings to you and your homes,