Isn’t this angel statue among the roses just gorgeous? This is located on our school grounds in a courtyard/grotto dedicated to the victims of abortion.
About a week ago, I changed my wallpaper on my computer from spring flowers to this angel. I’ve been in kind of a funk, mentally and a bit spiritually as well. Is anyone else suffering in such a way?
I’m sure it’s the devil trying to discourage or distract me. Burdens that I could normally overlook or tolerate have seemed heavier than usual. The final straw for me was learning that not one – but both of our priests at our parish are being transferred within 30 days of each other. The news just seemed to turn my world upside down.
I know that us parishioners are supposed to follow Christ through the guidance of Holy Mother Church, and not a priest – a human being. Our priests are really awesome, though, and that makes it hard to let them go. Under their leadership, the masses have taken on such a reverent tone – completely focused on Christ’s presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
I think that our Catholic traditions and liturgy are so beautiful. I am a traditionalist – I would love to have Latin mass said every so often, and would love to see the return of the Communion rail. It’s so wonderful when one’s personal outlook on religion matches that of their priest(s). It’s a real blessing!
Society in general right now goes against everything that we hold sacred and dear. Do you ever feel that we are all alone in this fight? Do you ever begin to despair that things will never get better? Usually, the truth that the battle has already been won by Jesus consoles me, but I haven’t been able to wrap my brain around that lately.
The one thing I do know is that we are not in this alone. God is always with us. I’ve been blessed that throughout my sadness, I have not been spiritually dry – I have been able to feel God’s presence. I am so grateful that He has not taken that from me. Let us all pray for hope and consolation despite the darkness of this world – despite our personal losses. God have mercy on us and grant us Your peace!