For those of you wondering if this stay in Corpus Christi
is going to last, hear this!
But first, an editor's note, some background is in order:
I can only imagine the fun Jim Ridley, our goodbooksmedia President and graphics expert will have illustrating me surrounded by Large Print puzzle books grinning!
I especially benefit from the authoritative tone of the Fathers, so different from our contemporary mostly more subjective writings (including mine).
My wonderful spiritual friend here in Corpus Christi, Al Hughes, swears by a booklet written by St. Alphonsus Liguori entitled: Uniformity with God’s Will, published by Tan.
The basic idea is that when you realize that everything that happens is either God’s perfect will or his permissive will, then why be worried and depressed.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t try to avoid sufferings God permits, but when you can’t why kick against the goad?
Try it, you’ll like it.
The documents describe St. Joan insisting that all the French soldiers go to Confession before each battle. A touching scene shows Joan holding a dying English soldier’s head and crying because he could not get to confession before his death.
How’s that for love of enemies?