This week I wanted to highlight a reflection by Cathy Nolan on Our Lady's 7/25/2011 message at Medjugorje. Our pastor is a Marian priest and he has a reflection from Cathy Nolan on the inside back page of every bulletin.
I am highlighting this particular reflection, because it hit home with me as I am not fighting an effective battle at maintaining a peaceful heart. I have moments of peace, but I also have moments where the peace is gone as quick as a lightning strike, and I am yelling, usually trying to prevent one of my kid's feelings, or bodies from being hurt by a dear sibling or their own carelessness.
I am hopeful that Mary and the Holy Spirit can prevail where I have failed, and failed, and failed.
This reflection highlights the writings of Fr. Jacques Philippe, and I am going to read more from him within the next few months.
Here is one of my favorite quotes from the reflection, and I think it is from Fr. Jacques Philippe,