In my house, we observe Lent as best we can. I am the most devout in the house. My husband and son could care less. My husband being a former parochial school graduate and having extremely devout parents. My girls are leaning towards learning the ways as i have and following the “rules.”. My 5 year old just knows God and that’s enough.
Although I am obedient in terms of the rules of the church, I do use utilize the motto “Take what you can and leave the rest.”. I think this thought process has sustained me in not leaving and turning away from the church due to scandal, economics, etc. I also think my views are different because I looked for God as a young person. And I found him. On my own terms and willingly.
I am a true believer and I know the difference between “man” and “God.”
Nuff said about that.
If you look at the photo, and I know the guy who took it so I know it is not doctored in any way, there is an odd cloud formation. It is in the shape of a cross. Msgr. Bob also said he saw the face of Jesus, but I don’t see that.
Now I know there are plenty of you out there who could care less and those who think coincidence, and that’s fine with me, but like I said I am a true believer. All I see is in the photo is God’s presence in our little town right at that moment, when we were going to need him most.
It’s not easy to see things in a spiritual way unless you are open to it. Like I tell people all the time. It is okay to not believe in anything and it is okay to believe in something different.
All I know is what I believe.
With all of the tribulation in my personal life, and all of the evil that has visited our little town, I get comfort in that photo.
Whether its true or not?
I won’t know until I am dead, and when I am dead, I won’t be worrying about anything. Loneliness will never be a word in my vocabulary. Partly because I have four children and secondly because I am always looking up.
(no bird jokes please!)
So, there you have it.
Do with this information anything you like. But for those many of you out there that are like me, and I know there are A LOT of us, I say take it in baby!
Rejoice and be glad!
Peace be with everyone else because after all, we’re all in this together!