Even though I’m still stranded and not with our sister in Tucson for Christmas, unlike Southwest Airlines I’m not canceling the reflection today. And as bad as it has been since I left Chicago on Christmas, I think of how the families suffered with the death of all those children that King Herod had ordered killed so he could try to eliminate Jesus. While his plan didn’t work, so many innocent children died.
Today we remember them in our prayers and Liturgy. It has reminded me that airplane delays aren’t so bad after all. I’m glad I was reminded of people who are really suffering, like families who spent Christmas at St. Jude Hospital because their child is battling cancer. And this story goes on and on. Let us pause today and remember and pray for all the children of the world who suffer with illness, hunger and being all alone. And if you have time, sneak in a prayer for healing at Southwest Airlines.
This quote is from Mother Teresa(pic), “I used to think prayer changes things. Now I know it changes us and then we can change things.”