Do you know that when Our Lady said yes, in response to the Angel Gabriel, asking her if she would be willing to bear the Christ Child. This is an example to US, to also respond with our YES to God the Father, no matter what HE is asking of you. Do you know that there are times He might tell us NO? This is a time we must trust in HIM, with our whole, body, mind and soul. True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort, teaches us how to give all of ourselves to Jesus through Mary. This is a good little book to reflect on, it teaches you how to respond with your own Yes, to God the Father.
We are God’s children by right of baptism, we are also Mary’s children as Jesus gave his people to her as He hung on the cross. Do you not know how much HE LOVES YOU?
Our sufferings can be very heavy at times, most especially in our marriages when our fertility is the cross. I do not take this lightly… this is a great suffering for anyone to loose a child or to suffer infertility. This pain is real!!! However, in the simplicity of our hearts we must turn to Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar (Holy Eucharist, where HE reigns, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity), and place our trust in HIM. This takes much perserverance and it may take you, days, months or even years to reach that place of PEACE, that you are seeking. This all comes about through how you and the Lord work together on this. You are so special to the Father, He will never push you to a place where you are not ready to go. So, this is why it may take a while to receive the peace that He has for you…but, I must tell you just like a child waiting for a gift at Christmas, your package is waiting for you!
There is NO magic cure or answer to when God will send us what we are asking for…Just maybe, He has a better plan, well of course He does because He is God. We may not look at what He gives us as the better part, but when we let go and stop looking back, we will find peace on our journey. It will not be easy…why? Because we are human, and we have what is called human weakness. We desire a quick and easy fix, most especially in these times that we live in, everything is quick and easy (they even make PB&J; sandwiches already prepackaged, now that is sad).
We must be still and patient as we wait upon the Lord.
I will tell you if you can try to place yourself in quiet, each and everyday for 30 minutes a day, as a Carmelite Priest once told me, you will find the healing in your body and soul, that you are seeking. Jesus is the Divine Physician – if He is the Healer, then why do we not go to Him first? Instead we seek consolation from everything and everyone else, Jesus our true friend, is sometimes the last one that we actually consider going to in time of need. I realize we pray, but do we actually listen to what He has to say to us?
Below is a method of prayer that the Carmelites and many monastic souls have used. I pray that this will be a step to your peace as you begin to heal through the sufferings endured and the cross you carry… for Jesus says in the Gospel according to Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
Lecio Divina is the sure way it is the method of Teresian Prayer…
Lectio Divina Framework of Teresian Prayer
File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTMLFramework of Teresian Prayer. by Fr. Sam Anthony Morello, Discalced Carmelite … simplicity and inner unity of monastic prayer. The Teresian spirit … www.elcarmelo.org/LectioDivinaMorello.pdf
Light your candle, sit in a comfortable place…make a cup of tea … sit with the Lord who is your very best friend and listen… Open your heart, open your hands, close your eyes, pray… “Come Holy Spirit, Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well beloved spouse” ….and now listen…
Let this be your first yes, in response to God the Father… as He waits for you to rest in Him and His only Son Our Lord Jesus Christ…may the Holy Spirit come to bring you the peace you need today and always.
God Bless You!