Thursday 14 September 2017

Lord I Am Not Worthy

Lord I Am Not Worthy

At mass we pray "Lord I am not worthy that you should enter my house but only say the word and my soul shall be healed."  When I was younger the wording was slightly different we said, "I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word, and I shall be healed."  I have been thinking about these words a lot lately. My son who is almost 10 started praying this before bed every night. I pray for him, we pray the Angel of God, and then he prays this.

I think on Jesus entering our house, and being part of our life. I think about his healing. And the earlier implication that it was all encompassing and the newer language that focuses on the spiritual healing. I think about the simple faith of my children, and hope and pray it persists better than mine did as a teen and young man.

Author Dan Burke recently asked "What is the difference between the mentality of a Saint and the mentality of a Victim?" I have thought about it for almost two weeks. My short answer is a victim asks 'why me?' the saint asks 'why not me'? 

I pray that no matter what storms life throws at my children they will trust and shelter in God. I pray that they will live and grow in God and his ways. I pray that they will maintain their devotion to Mary. That they will love the mass. And I pray that I will trust in God and learn to live with more joy in my day to day life.

Note: Photo from Sault Ste Marie Ontario Spring of 2017 used with permission.

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