Whew! Today has proven to be quite the challenge. I feel like the closer I get to God, and the more people that I meet, whether online or in person, that are also close with God, the devil just tries to make his way in there!
The morning started off good (the checklists worked nicely actually), and it continued to be good until I started helping my son clean his room. The one thing about Christmas that makes me grumpy is the tons of toys that I have to try to organize! It drives me crazy! I just want to throw out every single old toy and replace them all with all the new stuff they got. It just doesn't feel like Christmas when I have to feel that way. It's like the message about Christmas is lost in lots of gift-giving. Which is OK, but I just don't know what to do with it all.
So this story actually ends good, so hang in there! I called my husband, and told him that I needed some help with the kids so that I could get up to the bedrooms and try to organize everything. See, we like to keep a few toys for the kids to keep for when they have kids of their own, so those are in storage too. ANYWAY! He was in a meeting, so I left that message for him. I started making lunch and thinking about what I needed to DO to make this better. Like buy a nice shelf for my son's room and also make sure we get rid of some toys, seriously. I thought maybe we could go to the store where we bought his bedroom furniture and take a look at what they have.
My husband sends me back a text with the same idea!! Isn't that funny?! I couldn't believe that we were thinking of the same thing at the same time. Kind of eerie isn't it? Or is it God working His magic?? I love Him (and my hubby too!!).
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