Wholly relatable

“I know well that the greater & more beautiful the work is, the more terrible will be the storms that rage against it.”

St. Faustina

O my Lord, although so many things occupy me, although I have this work at heart, although I desire the triumph of the Church and the salvation of souls, although all the persecutions of Your faithful ones affect me, although the fall of each soul is painful to me, yet, above and beyond all this, I still have a profound peace in my soul which neither triumphs nor desires nor adversities can disturb because, for me, You are above all dispensations, my Lord and my God.

St. Faustina’s notebook #1366

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setting the table

Memorial Day.

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.”

– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Memorial Day is often considered the unofficial beginning of summer. Parades take place, the grill is dusted off for the first time.

But actually, it is much more than that.

Memorial Day is in remembrance of soldiers who fell in combat risking their lives for their country.

It is about gratitude.

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remembrance

On Monday we honor the fallen.

But today, let’s not forget those who have been left to pick up the pieces.

(Let us) be better at remembering their sacrifice too.

Because there’s not enough “I’m so, so sorry,” that can be given.

But we can always listen.

To their loss.

To their fear.

To their joy.

To their pain.

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