Lent 4 ~ The Gift of Piercing


          So much has happened in these past few years, more so in the recent 7 months. Although I am not broken and crushed as I was last year, there is a deep weariness within me, for to me it has been so very long. Of late, I’ve often felt as if the light within me is dying.

          Today, hearing of some work-related developments, the darkness inches a little closer.

          But happening in tandem with that is something strange. Despite feeling the way I do, I’ve noticed in recent days that whenever I pray with heart and soul for others, my heart is pierced with an unusual sweetness. I’ve never experienced a piercing of this sort before, one that leaves my heart flooded with love for whoever I’ve prayed for – after I’ve prayed for them.

          And when the moment folds into its petals, the world within me grows quiet, eased into trust once more.

          Pierced, I rise strengthened. Nothing is too difficult anymore.


  1. Thinking of you in these days and hours. So much has changed for all of us in these recent years. Prayer is surely a deep comfort. God is always working His miracles within us, expanding our souls and hearts to do the work we have set before us.

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    1. Prayer is indeed a refuge in these times. There have been many times when I’ve struggled to pray but I’ve been blessed so abundantly with the gift of praying friends who’ve prayed me through such times. What would I do without you?

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  2. I immediately heard that children’s hymn – I’ve got the peace that passes understanding down in my heart, down in my heart, to stay… I will be traveling so will have several hours to pray the Rosary! I guess that is one of the upsides of air travel.

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    1. Oh, to be that child and to possess that same peace!
      I know just what you mean about being able to pray on long journeys. We made a long trip into the city yesterday and it gave me time to sink into inner meadows. How blessed that plane is going to be with your Rosary!


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