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Despair, Healing, Thanksgiving and Mercy....

Thursday, November 24, 2005
Praised be Jesus Christ!! Now and Forever!!
Today on this Thanksgiving I am so very thankful to God for so many things and people. I have been so richly blessed. Seven or eight years ago the thought of facing a lifetime of illnesses, surgeries, pain, separation from family and friends seemed unbearable. To be very honest I did not want to go on. I look back now at the difficulties and suffering and I see enormous Grace and Mercy at work. The healing that took place even though it took time was miraculous. The deeper healing that took place within my soul as far as I am concerned was nothing less than a great miracle. I know that the reason I breathe today is because of Divine Mercy. I know that there are many of you today who are suffering greatly from physical, emotional or spiritual wounds. I can honestly say that though our circumstances may be very different I know what it is like to hurt so terribly that you just do not see hope. I know what it feels like to feel like your entire world is crashing down around you and you do not know what to do. I know what it like to know that you may not physically be able to live another couple months much less a year or more. I have been there. I know what it feels like to feel like everyone has abandoned you. God never abandons us and never will. There is hope. If Christ can take a beaten body, soul and mind and breath new life into it when all seems lost then He can and will come to your assistance. Trust in Christ. Pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and allow yourself to be created anew.
Thanksgiving Day- well actually the rest of my life I hope and pray to be giving thanks to God. Yes I am so very thankful for family, for friends, for my parish, for all in my life, I am thankful that I have food to eat and a warm home to sleep in and all the numerous blessings He has given me. When I think about it though He has given me life again in such a wonderful way and what I pray to be allowed to do in what ever time I have is to be able to offer my life (His gift) back to Him and bring along as many souls as I can to walk out of the darkness and into the wonderful light.
In the previous posting I spoke a bit about the 'poem' I have been working on over time. One thing I failed to mention though was that I have not been able to write and continue the poem unless I have spent many hours in prayer. I mention this because that is (in prayer) where our eyes are opened, that God heals the broken hearts and broken bodies and renews our souls. We (I) need to be thankful today that we do have a Loving and Merciful God who answers the prayers of His children. I think we need to be especially thankful that we have all been given this gift of today to know just how much God Loves each of us. I have so many reasons to be thankful this year but most of all I am thankful to God for His Love and Mercy.
Omnia Pro Iesu Per Mariam!!
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