May 4, 2013
Welcome to the meme of encountering God and resting in Him hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace.
We had such beautiful weather for several days this week that I was able to get all the veggies planted in the Earthboxes® and the ground. One of my homeschooling students helped me because I am so much weaker this year and the pain levels rise quicker. We enjoyed the sunshine, fresh air, and getting our hands dirty. My little helper is quite competent and cheerful. We are trading my working with her on writing skills for yard assistance and it’s a great swap.
When I return to water exercise I hope to improve my stamina, but for now, if I can get 8 seedlings in the ground at a time before crashing that’s great.
Thursday night and Friday the snow and rain came, but the temperature didn’t go to freezing so all the plants survived and seem quite happy with the generous moisture. Iris and clematis buds are forming, and tulips with various shades of pink are in full bloom. The dwarf blueberry bushes are blooming and will soon form berries which I will have to protect from the birds.
Gardening is always a reminder that God is near and He is generous.
Robert Moynihan, publisher of Inside the Vatican, sends out free e-letters reporting on various events at the Vatican. This week we had the unprecedented event of Pope Emeritus Benedict arriving at the Monastery on Vatican grounds and being greeted by Pope Francis. However many years we will be blessed with these two great Popes living on earth nobody knows, but whenever I see photos of them together I think immediately of fraternal charity. If our eyes could see the love radiating from both of these men I believe we would be blinded. Here are some pictures from Moynihan’s letters:
I’m sure, even if we don’t see it, the two will pray together often in this chapel. Don’t you think it would be great if our world political leaders would spend time on their knees often like these two popes? Imagine if photos of them doing this were released. What a stir that would make!
Today is the feast of the mother of St. Augustine. She prayed for many, many years for his conversion. Shortly after Augustine got straight with the Church through the help of St. Ambrose, St. Monica died at Ostia on the way back to Africa. If you have family and friends who have fallen away from the Church, ask St. Monica for help and never give up praying. You could be the cause behind a great saint of the future.
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