I’d like to share 2 experiences…really none so dramatic as saving a life. That is truely a blessing! Don’t forget the work of guardian angels…as it says in the gospels, those of children are closest to God…and I fully believe that it was not only the Holy Spirit, but the guardian angel of your little girl who awoke you!
Anyway, here’s my stories:
I recently became aware of a mortal sin I had forgottne…and when I realized it I refrained from Communion. I prayed to the Holy Spirit, to Jesus, to Padre Pio and my Guardian Angel to help me get to confession today. Well, I’ve been praying for a couple of weks as I have in the past had a hard time going to Confession.
Well, anyway, my furnace decided not to work this week, and I havent’ used it much as I like it somewhat cool. So I called for service, invoking my service plan…and was able to schedule the repair for this afternoon. As I can link up to the network, it meant that I was in the office for part of the day then came to work from home. I’m not fully operational but I could complete what needed to be done. And not have to take vacation!
I usually work up until the time daily mass begins (evening service) so I can never attend, and then I don’t go to Confession. So tonight although I was home I figured I’d go tomorrow morning, but sure that I likely would not get up in time to do so. Mass started, I heard the bells and blessed myself. I at that point had willfully decided not to go.
I continued to make excuses as to why I wasn’t going to Confession tonight…but the Holy Spirit would NOT leave me alone! I couldn’t sit down…couldn’t do any extra work…couldn’t select a DVD to watch…couldn’t start making my dinner…I just paced around continually looking at my watch.
Finally I threw up my hands and said, “OK! OK! I"ll GO!” I changed, and arrived in time to recieve the final blessing. I had time for an examination of conscience and was about 4th in line or so.
So the moral of the story is this…the Holy Spirit broke my furnace so that I would go to Confession…in answer of my own prayer. So by logic…I guess I asked God to break my furnace!
Oh, and btw…for those of you with a devotion to Padre Pio…when I arrived home and began going about my normal evening activities…I caught a fragrance I can’t explain and when I tried to find it…it was gone. A light floral scent.
Keep praying, everyone. The Holy Spirit is ready and willing to answer you!
I guess I’ll forgoe the 2nd tale unless there is interest expressed. I look forward to reading the experiences of others!