today is the day of the feast of the Immaculate Conception. I had to post today, of all days, because I know Mary listened to me, interceded on my behalf, and continues Her beautiful, loving, peaceful presence in my life. Why? Because I asked. Because I was willing to trust everything I would have to go through without ever letting go or taking my eyes off God. As I type this I sit in line, back home where I am totally certain we belong.
Mary was given free will, same as us. She said yes to God even when she had to be unbelievably worried and afraid.
As I sat in Mass today at STM, I realized the same, welcomed feelings I experience at almost most Masses. I just am in awe at being in the presence of God, knowing I am going to partake in the body of Christ. I have to suppress my joy. My life was not always that way but it is now. Because I asked. Because I listened. Because I used my free choice to choose the goodness of of God.
I know I will always run into problems. God has delivered us through this one…I’m still basking in His goodness.