Suffering I understand, so when I suggest we live our lives redemptively, I do not make the suggestion lightly or without personal reference or experience. Our home is rarely peaceful, as we do our best to raise a special needs’ son. He is a beautiful child and his capacity to love is what I would consider an example of Heaven. Yet in the mornings and late evenings – the time we call “the witching hour” can be quite mentally stressful. He loves to make noise and crash things, mostly toys. We frequent thrift stores – A LOT! I personally abhor noise as did my own dad. For our son, we do what we can; we love him like crazy and always let him know that regardless of what he may do, we will NEVER stop loving him.
I hope this day brings you closer to Our Lord. As challenges come your way, think of The Passion of our Lord and his forgiving nature. Offer up your struggles, your sufferings and your failures, but above all things, love as He loved and loves. You can only do this by knowing him. Pray the Rosary daily, read the Bible daily and spend time with the Lord.
God Love You,