Image by Amanda Rose 2012 Petite Jean State Park, AK Easter is our season to rejoice, for our “Alleluia” to resound after forty penitential days preparing for our Savior’s Passion, death, and resurrection. But can we rejoice when we feel no joy? How do we sing “Alleluia” through our tears? We each have suffering in our own lives that cannot be measured or compared. Whether it is the physical and emotional suffering experienced by victims of an unexpected explosion, the suffering of a mother holding a terminally ill child, the agony of a body wracked by cancer eating away within…continued
“O my dove, in the cleft of the rock; let me hear your voice, let me see your face; for your voice is sweet and you are lovely!” Song of Songs 2:14 My voice is sweet, O Lord, because you created it to sing praises to you. I am lovely because You made me in your Own image and likeness. Lord, please continue to give me the courage to come out from that cleft of the rock; Continue to give me the grace to respond to Your voice as it is wooing me to love You beyond my fears.
A Favorite Reflection from Divine Intimacy Section 32: “You are great, O Lord, my God, and worthy of all praise. May my soul love You, my tongue praise You, my hand write of You, and may my whole soul be occupied in these holy exercises.” St Augustine
Reflecting on Psalm 4040:1 “I have waited, waited on the Lord, and He leaned toward me and heard my cry…”It is so very hard sometimes to wait. The tears come, the sorrow exists, the loneliness surrounds. The burden feels so very heavy, the cross is very real. But I can picture Him leaning toward me to listen, to hear me, to love me..40:2 “He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”This desolation is a pit with slippery sides. I cannot grasp to pull myself…continued