Jesus meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto thine.
Today I will just sit in the stillness and listen to what you have to say. – Your Beloved
Humility. In a days time you celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mary was and is the perfect example of humility. Make her your example. Let her be your mother. She is the key because she is not divine, but fully human with perfect humility. I know you struggle with humility, and with the Litany of Humility. That struggle is born of fear. Fear is what I want you to be stripped of and I want to strip you of all desire except union with me. Partake in my Divine will just as Mary did. Trust.
Today I am presented with the challenge to rest in the stillness of God’s Divine Will as I wait for my lovely wife’s surgery to be completed. No calls from work…no distracting noise…just me, prayers and silent memories.
We will be 48 years married next month. The stillness is anxiously welcomed. My thoughts are of her and our many joys…undeserved rewards of our Sacrament. He has spoken to us through each other over the years.
I have never seen the Litany of Humility before, but thankfully, God has brought us to a place in our lives where we are nearly able to live the words of this prayer. He is so good!
As the morning moves on, I sense the familiar ground of Trust in His love for us. It is solid. It is comfortable. I am reassured again that He holds us in His gentle hands.
The last message my wife had for me as she went back to the OR was to hold her Miraculous Medal for her until she came out. She is never without it. Her message spoke to me of the call from our Lord to always turn to His immaculate mother in times of fear. There is peace underneath her mantle.
So join me in a humble prayer of thanks for bringing us safely through all of our past trials, as He will again today. I pray that you and your readers will all know the joy of a long life together with the ones you love. And that your hearts will grow younger as you do. That is truly God’s will.
I will join you in prayer and petition our lady in prayer for your wife.
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.
Thank you for sharing your personal journey. And for your prayers through my wife’s surgery and recovery this week. I am happy that she has made it through with patience and grace, as usual. We are so blessed to have the best doctor and nursing staff. Each with such warm and caring spirits. The body God provides to house our souls here on earth is simply amazing. Things mysteriously heal and get stronger while we watch and wait in wonder.
We are going home today. Prayers of gratitude will go up today for you and those who added your prayerful pleas to those of our family and friends . Oh, what a loving Father we have. His children are so needy, but he always provides when we humbly ask.
Praise God she is doing well. I will keep you both in my prayers.