St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do, thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the Power of God, cast into hell satan and all of the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Glory to God in the Highest!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Lent is almost over...I failed at all of my Lenten practices...

In the past,
I would have been so stressed. 
I would have beaten myself up
because
I failed.

I did not give to God
what I had hoped to give Him, 
and 
that was a Lent of 
adoration, prayer, almsgiving
and
sacrifice.

But God is good.

He knew I needed to learn some things,
and,
trust me,
He taught me.




One of the first lessons I learned was that,
this was not about me.
Yes, I had good intentions.
Yes, I wanted to succeed, 
but the problem was that there simply was too much
ME
and not enough
God.

What I had chosen to do was not for 
HIM 
but all for me.

I also learned that the root cause of my sinful life has been a 
stronghold.
That stronghold is my 
PAST.
I have embraced the hurt and pain I felt, 
and used it as a reason to sin.

Yes,
I did hurt greatly at one time in my life,
but my sins stem from that.
Not letting go of the pain and grief has hurt me far more than it ever helped.

I also learned,
and this amazed me,
that
I REALLY DO LOVE GOD!
I didn't think I did,
but now I know,
I DO!

I also learned,
and this amazed me, again,
NO MATTER WHAT,
NO MATTER WHERE,
GOD 
LOVES 
ME
AND HE IS WITH ME UNTIL THE END OF TIME.


The most important thing I learned this season is that life is about 
LOVE.
GOD IS LOVE!


 "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends."
John 15:13

And at the Easter Vigil, we will be reminded of this again.

Praise to You Lord, Jesus Christ, King of Endless Glory!




3 comments:

  1. Your title for this post spoke to me because I feel like I have failed Lent- again!! Thanks for the reminder of what is truly important. Have a blessed Easter!

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  2. Back at you! May God bless you now and forever!

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