We all have troubles. The secret of acceptance is in the surrender and hope we bring to each trial.
I remember well my own father’s death by suicide, my mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s, the year of feeding starving children in Sudan’s desert and my four bouts with cancer. My struggles, as yours, required deep faith that will, hopefully, carve in us more assuredly the love God has for us.
Our trials are the holy ground on which we journey to the gates of heaven. Our dependence on God is positive proof, even though we may not feel it, of our belief in the divine presence among us.
As we celebrate today with our dear St. Kateri, may we once again recall with certainty that God is with us in all the storms of life—not just in summer rains—and that everything is sacred. May we offer this assurance to all in their need as God did for us, through others, in ours.
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