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'The Answer Is Yes'

But Jonah made ready to flee to Tarshish away from the LORD.

- Jonah 1:3

At Mass recently, a priest put the whole matter of sin rather succinctly and in a way I can't forget. In referring to Original Sin--and then, the original and unoriginal sin into which all of us fall--he said, "In the garden, human beings looked at their own Creator and said," and here he paused, "No."

Simple and to the point. Tragic, even.

Yes, it can be a challenge to discern God's will and what it is we are called to say "yes" to, but I have found that what helps is that it's not quite as hard to discern when I remember what saying "no" is really all about. It tends to narrow things down.

A community in need of hearing of God's mercy?

A child of God, wounded and bleeding at the side of the road?

Yes? Or no?

Creator God, open my eyes and grant me the grace to say "yes" to you.

- Amy Welborn
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Amy, you rock.
Harold | Posted on: 2015-10-06 03:30:16
How beautiful. Thank you. May I remember to say yes today and every day.
Sabrina | Posted on: 2015-10-05 13:01:45

Amen to this. :)
lisianthus | Posted on: 2015-10-05 12:15:13
Dave | Posted on: 2015-10-05 10:20:02
Lord Jesus, I offer you this day and say ' yes ' to you. Walk with me Lord that I may do your will.Forgive me Lord, the many times I have offended you. I love you Lord and ask blessings for all my Living faith friends. Thank you Lord Amen.
Marie | Posted on: 2015-10-05 09:15:38
Sandy | Posted on:: 2015-10-05 10:30:07
Dennis, thank you for your thoughts today. All we need do is look to Mary's "yes" to see how simple and trusting true love and devotion to God can be. Without her "yes", where would the world be now? Simple and beautiful thoughts from you today!
Nancy | Posted on: 2015-10-05 08:50:22
Dear Jesus, help me to put you absolutely first in my life and to say yes to you in all that you ask. I am sorry forever having offended you in anyway. Please have mercy on me. Please fill me oh Holy Spirit to do God''s will. Amen!
Erin | Posted on: 2015-10-05 08:23:43
Amen! :)
freeter | Posted on: 2015-10-05 08:03:39
Let us pray to Mary, our Mother and Model for her help and strength. Her yes made all the difference in this world and the next.
Dennis | Posted on: 2015-10-05 07:22:44
So true! Amen!!
Mary | Posted on:: 2015-10-05 08:16:53
Amen! Amy, great prayer, "Greator God, open my eyes and grant me the grace to say "yes" to You!" There is nothing in me that is capable of saying yes, only with the grace of God, the love of Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit!!!

It is easier for me to help and encourage those I don't know and have needs and have less because helping them makes me feel better about myself. How do I trust God in difficult situations like dealing with a difficult spouse, child, boss, relative, friend or co-worker when they make me feel less about myself? Yes or No? Your grace and mercy is new every morning, Lord! May You increase and I (at least my self-pity feelings) disappear please, Amen!
Salina | Posted on: 2015-10-05 06:38:47
I say YES!!, Dear LORD give me the strength to continue saying yes.
Amizarel Moyet | Posted on: 2015-10-05 05:32:34
Amen, Salina & Amizarel
LP | Posted on:: 2015-10-05 07:10:49
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