I feel a little odd about posting Fr. Jim's sermon (although I won't apologize) and I feel like I should explain why I did.
This time last year we lived in a single-wide trailer out in the middle of nowhere. The entire kitchen was in danger of falling through the floor and we were picking up groceries at church. It was obvious that we were in the midst of a Divine Lesson, but it was a hard one to learn.
Our daily prayers went from asking that the car keep working to asking for the grace to trust. Within weeks the trailer was condemned and the rental agency found us a new place; a few months later Nick got hired as a permanent employee with benefits. It wasn't a complete turn around, and things were still hard, but it was now uphill.
Things had begun to be hard again, this winter. Then, last Sunday, it was the Beatitudes again. And Fr. Jim gave that sermon. It's not that we had lost the trust in God that we learned, rather I think we had begun to become complacent and this was a wake up call.
So this is me, sharing my Divine Lessons with you in the hopes that someone will learn from my mistakes. Okay, maybe “mistakes” was a bit off, as I've done nothing wrong; from my example. That's better.
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