Tuesday was election day, and we all know the out come of that, now... I did my best to stay out of eye and ear shot of any news coverage that day, as it only caused me more anxiety... I did not want to face what in my gut already knew...
Wednesday morning I woke to the day of my 20th wedding anniversary, thinking back that 20 years earlier my husband and I were up and preparing to go to the Church for entirely different reasons... THIS morning we were preparing to get to the Church for the funeral of my brother in law...
Knowing that America had spoken and Barak Hussein Obama is the new president-elect, I felt sad, thinking that my brother in law had the right idea. I was sad at the loss of my brother in law and the loss to my sister and her son and I was feeling sadness for our country, but most especially for the future of our children. What does the future have in store for them?...
But God IS the God of miracles, and NEVER ceases to bring GOOD from EVIL. It is not right to be "alarmist" or to feel hopelessness, as God is STILL in control... He will spare the city for but one believer... and our beloved Pope has told us that the future Church will be smaller, but STRONGER. This may be what is needed to sift the wheat from the chaff. He has allowed it for a purpose. As heard at my brother-in-laws funeral yesterday morning, "cling to the old rugged cross..." Now, more than ever, cling to your Faith and draw your family near. The road may get rocky, but Jesus and His Mother still walk with us...It is well worth remembering:
“Let nothing disturb thee;
Let nothing dismay thee;
All thing pass;God never changes.
Patience attains all that it strives for.
He who has God finds he lacks nothing:
God alone suffices.”
--St. Teresa of Avila