Have you ever wondered why there's evil? Why God allows evil to be in the world? Well, I have some posts coming up that may help us with that with wisdom from Mother Angelica. I believe, I truly believe, that bad things happen for a reason.
This morning, I woke up, tired, took a shower, dried my hair, got some coffee, and sat down on the computer to do my morning blogging, reading, and thinking. It was also the kids first day back at school and my son got up early (of course). So that makes me grumpy. My youngest got up early too, but she ended up going back to sleep. The morning continued with my oldest getting up at 7:30, just in time to get ready for school. Boy was it a hectic morning! I felt so disorganized and every time I turned around, I felt like my mess was laughing at me. And how much do we want to blame our kids for our unhappiness? It's so easy isn't it? But I knew it wasn't their fault.
Well, right before the kids were supposed to get out to the bus, I told the two older to get their shoes on. My oldest did, but my son did not. I came into the kitchen and lost my temper. I yelled at him. He got his shoes on, and his coat (right away I might add) and we got out to the bus in time.
I learned my lesson. You know why? Because IIIIII was disorganized. Not my kids, not my husband, ME!! I didn't have everything ready that I should have. And now I know not to let my daughter sleep till 7:30. I told her that she needs to get up at 7:00.
I also know that organization is the key to a good morning. I knew that before, but I really know it now. See? Good really does come from bad!!
Speaking the Truth
We don’t like to speak the truth about evil because we’re going to hurt somebody. Let me tell you, you are going to hurt somebody, but that Somebody is God. If you would rather hurt God than your neighbor, there is something wrong with your spirituality. It’s your obligation to speak the truth and everyone can either take it or leave it. But truth must be in us. We live in such poverty of the truth today.
- Mother Angelica
- Mother Angelica