[quote=elizabeth4truth]Dear Barbara Therese,
Following Jesus, I try to listen to His word and incorporate it into my beliefs. I try to test my beliefs by what Jesus said and did. Often, but not enough I’m afraid, I ask Him what I should do and He tells me with reassurances in scripture and His, still small voice, that echos in my being, “Be at peace.”
When I view Our Lady’s way and ask her, “What should I do or say or think?” I always get a similar answer, “Do what He tells you.” She always draws me back to Jesus. The few words she spoke, in scripture, are all I need to know and love her. She was simple in words and powerful in deed.
How awesome is Our Lord in the work of His Handmaid!
Peace to you,
Hi Elizabeth…thank you for your generosity and charity in coming in on this thread, Elizabeth, and sharing your own experiences…and beautiful too…
“In my Father’s House there are many mansions…”
I don’t think anyone can say they have arrived. Rather that we arrive to depart. The Lord indeed calls whom He wills and how He wills and where He will…and we all journey to that point and indeed yet from that point that continues to unfold in our journey here…
As St. Paul pointed out to us, where would the body be, if an eye for example desired to hear like an ear, to be an ear. No we all have our particular call…our particular way to go…and to some The Lord gives the call of the contemplative etc. etc.
I guess the important thing is that I in being let us say a chin, do not proclaim that all should be a chin!..and thank you for that!..
I think you will be able to hear what I am saying, I hope so.
And indeed…what splendour has The Father revealed in creation and especially in the creation of Mary the mother of Jesus…she was The Lord’s masterpiece of female humanity. Her Faith and desire to understand what her Faith proclaimed, God is Love, was outstanding and redemptive…that we could only one iota do likewise…huh?
Barb smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_4_115.gif smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/5/5_5_1.gif smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/15/15_10_4.gif
Fri. 27.5.05 11.45pm