From: Mary Zimmerman
My explanation for both heartsongs or tidbits would be events, happy or sad, or remarks made by someone.
Well, by the time you read this Lent may be over for this year. How did it go for you? For me eventually I decided to concentrate not so much on giving up something but giving out something - love in general, through writing or verbally. Sometimes an apple pie, compliments of our dear Bishop Quinn. If you see me carrying a big black purse, it has housed an apple pie, a jug of homemade wine and most especially, Divine Mercy materials.
I recently went to my doctor for a yearly physical. All is quite well. My present dosage of heart medicine is doing a pretty good job. My sleeping pattern hasn’t improved much yet, oh well, who wants to sleep your life away anyway! On the other hand, I would greatly appreciate a little prayer in that regard.
I told my doctor I’d need at least another ten years to wrap up everything. (I didn’t make it up to the storeroom yet, wars are still raging, the killing goes on, even for babies.) Planned Parenthood aborts 333,964 babies per year and they receive 542 million of your tax dollars to do so. These statistics from Lila Rose, president of Live Action. Also there’s still a need to share the Divine Mercy devotion. I think I convinced my doctor I need more time now. I hope God agrees with that, as well. I couldn’t convince my doctor I was 65. His computer told him otherwise. I just said okay, but don’t rat on me.
I had a nice meeting with Father Jason Kern last week concerning Mercy Sunday. I’m convinced he’ll do an excellent job conducting the service April 7, at the Cathedral. You are all invited.
Well, we have a new Pope, Francis, named after St. Francis of Assisi. From what I hear he loves the poor and in that way humbly reflects the life of St. Francis. Many people love the prayer of St. Francis - Lord make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love, where there is injury, pardon, doubt, faith, despair, hope.
For two recent weekends we have been graced with the company of our 18-year-old granddaughter Harley and our 16-year-old great-granddaughter Tegan. What joy! Now that rates pretty high on the scale of “what really matters in life.” To live, laugh and love - and pray with such special people as our grandchildren. Love is in the air, laughter comes with it and grace follows. These are indeed precious moments. I wish we could see more of the rest of our 22 grandchildren.
Now I’ll just give a few of the quotes of the many I wanted to share.
“The world’s thy ship and not thy home,” - St. Theresa of Lisieux (The Little Flower). Where’s your ship headed? God created us to make a difference, to reach out in love to those we meet, and ease another’s burden whenever we are able and it’s never too late to adjust our course.
“No man’s life or works are insignificant in God’s sight - no matter what the world or his neighbors or family or friends think of them,” - Father Walter Ceszek S.J.
Blessed Mother Teresa - “Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; give the world the best anyway.”
“Dear Lord, through the prayers of St. Pia, watch over our family. Bless us with good health and happiness. Fill our hearts with love, patience and compassion for one another, now and always,” - Capuchin Franciscan Friars
Thanks for allowing me to come into your life with this little visit. You are all priceless in God’s sight and to me as well. Until next time, “God love you” - Bishop Fulton Sheen.
P.S. I’ve made a major decision concerning couponing, points and such, with yesterday’s frustration with it all. I sort of felt I was even infringing on my daughter’s patience in helping me shop. I’m convinced my precious moments could be better put to use at this age. You just can’t do it all.