“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I had been wondering if the robins were still here. I hadn't seen any of these harbingers of spring in a very long time.
Today, was different.
As Pixie and I walked, we saw so many robins swooping down and landing on lawns of leaves to find the worms and whatever else they could scavenge to eat.
Usually, robins don't fly together, but when they travel south, they do.
Not all robins will fly south.
In the dead of winter, there will be those few who need food and water to survive.
Each day, these lovely birds of spring face the challenge of survival.
Season upon season, the critters follow their instincts to survive.
Birds, cats, dogs, cows, goats, moose, deer, pheasant,
well, you get the picture,
they do what God intended them to do.
They are born. They mature. They reproduce. Eventually, they die.
One thing they don't do is to live in the past or the future.
They live in the present.
They do God's Will for them.
As human beings, we can make choices. God gave us the gift of free will, and what a gift that is!
We can choose to behave in such a way as to grow closer to God or to grow away from Him.
There really isn't any in between.
It's not easy. We live in a world of secularism where it's accepted to be "spiritual," but not religious.
We live in a world where "organized religion" is scorned.
We live in a world where our beliefs are challenged daily.
We live in a world where Christians are increasingly persecuted and hated.
God has been discarded.
Abortion kills babies everyday.
To choose euthanizing rather than suffer for the sake of Jesus and souls is accepted.
Assisted suicide. The killing of the elderly. The term"post birth" abortion is being bantered around the medical profession.
When will it stop?
Can it be stopped?
Mother Mary has promised us that, in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph.
She will crush the head of satan as he is locked in the bowels of hell.
In the meantime, what can we do?
"Oh, My Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those who are in most need of they mercy."
Even if you don't pray your rosary daily, and I would encourage you to pray at least one decade of the Rosary, if not an entire Rosary daily, say this prayer 9 times a day. Make a daily novena saying this prayer.
"Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, I love You. Save souls."
Say this prayer 9 times daily.
Then remember all who have died. Say the St. Gertrude prayer.
Eternal Father, I offer You the Most Precious Blood of Your Divine Son, Jesus, in union with all the masses said throughout the world today, in reparation for sins, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those within my own home and within my family. Amen."
I always add:
"All praise and honor be to the Precious Blood of Jesus, for it wrought our salvation and our redemption.
You will save souls.
Like the birds of the air, the creatures of the earth and sea,
You will do the Will of God.