So am I. More discouraging news arrived at my home today, and I found myself truly sad – again. Not wanting to continue down that rabbit hole, I went looking for relief and found this:
From uplifting painting of John and Peter that illustrated the article written by Patti Maguire Armstrong to her concrete advice, I was reminded of a few helps I had forgotten.
Are you familiar with the Novena of Holy Surrender by Servant of God Fr. Ruotolo? I even got to laugh out loud when she referenced MY Scripture verse for 2021: ‘You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand’” (John 13:7)’.
I’m bookmarking this article so I can reread it throughout the upcoming year as I know that struggles are a part of life. I just do not want to ever echo the disbelief of the people in today’s Gospel (Mk. 6:1-6). I know who Jesus is, regardless of what the world may think or what I may ‘see’.