2016 was the most challenging year of my life, in fact the damage done in a four month study abroad trip still wreaks havoc on me, body and soul.
There is a semi-popular saying that floats around the internet and social media and it goes like this: “The Devil calls you by your Sins. Christ calls you by name.” The truth of this saying is something I often ponder when reading the story of Mary Magdalen when she goes to the tomb of Jesus.
I think I have been channeling my inner St. Peter recently. St. Peter was a very determined, almost stubborn fellow, who was quick to jump to extremes with Jesus. Most notably, St. Peter liked to speak by using a lot of “never”s.
Seasons of life are a funny thing. Right now we are celebrating the beginning of spring with blooming flowers and popcorn poppin’ on the popcorn trees. However, as Catholics we are still walking through the penitential season of lent.
I believe in the power of God’s beauty. Allow the gift of His beauty to strengthen you throughout your days like He did for the apostles. Take notice of the sunshine and spring flowers.