When I chose the title for my latest book, I did think that some may think that I have gall to suggest that I have “The Answer for Families.” I mean, everyone can look at me and my family and see with their own eyes that we don’t live the perfect life. Our household is not free of problems, challenges and trials. Like all families, mine is made up of imperfect human beings, struggling to live in a world that is just plain tough! So what on earth would cause me to make such a claim?
It’s because I DO KNOW the answer. I want the whole world to know the peace I’ve found and to claim it for themselves! I didn’t create it. I’ve just come to learn of it. The Answer has a name. It is Jesus Christ. You may be thinking, “There she goes! Here comes the sermon.” Here’s the deal: We can live life according to God’s plan, with Jesus at the helm of our boat, guiding us, carrying us – with His help and support. OR, we can insist on doing it our way – after all we know best – and we can bear our struggles ALONE.
I believe that family life is harder today – in our affluent society of television, bottled water and cell phones – than it was during the Great Depression and the two World Wars. Of course, I was not living back then in order to be able to compare the two accurately. Some may disagree with me. At least during those times of economic trial or war, families pulled together. The family unit was respected and supported. We didn’t have as many activities and distractions to pull our families apart. Porn wasn’t readily available at the click of a button 24/7. We actually had to speak to someone face to face – or at least voice to voice- when we had a problem. We couldn’t just type off a response and walk away. The list goes on.
Jesus loves us SOOO much. He does not want one soul to be lost. Please believe me! He empathises with our struggles and our burdens of living in the modern world. He wants to show us a way to greater peace. He wants to restore our families. He gave St. Margaret Mary twelve amazing promises for those who honor His Sacred Heart. If you don’t believe in private revelation to saints, that is o.k. Devotion to Jesus and His Sacred Heart goes WAY back in the Church – long before St. Margaret Mary!
I promise that if you invite Jesus to truly be the King of your heart and the King of your home, you will not be sorry. He doesn’t take happiness or “fun” from us. He strengthens, fortifies, eases, comforts and sanctifies us. The peace that He promises is not the cheap, fragile, passing kind that the world gives, but a lasting peace – a calm in the middle of a storm. Do you want your home to be the calm in the middle of the storm? Won’t you give Him a try? What do you have to lose?
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