Fr. Dick’s Spiritual Reflection – 01/05/2022
One of the great feelings after surgery is to be in the “recovery” room and the doctor comes in and says everything went well and you will only be in the “recovery” room for a little while longer.
RECOVERY? I have lots of thoughts on this.
How do you recover from the terrible fires in Colorado or the tornado damage in Kentucky? Or dealing with the awful debilitating news of cancer to a loved one? Or worse, the loss of a loved one, friend or even a special pet? Nothing can bring them back. What does recovery mean for this? I wish I had an easy answer.
One thing I do know is that we have options of how to deal with this. We could get mad at God; we could get depressed; we might even question prayer itself. Or we try to look for a small window now that the door was closed.
Mine is to find something to be joyful about… family, friends or even some small accomplishment. One thing I do know is that God is the ONE who can be trusted. He is the only ONE who can bring true and lasting joy. The world can never match God and His love for us. A love that never ends, a love that always forgives, a love that sent HIS SON to become one of us to suffer and die even though He was innocent. He made it possible for us to one day enjoy the mansion prepared for us in heaven.
So recovery? I don’t know the answer but I do know that without God the road to that recovery seems to hit a dead end. With Him, recovery may be coming in ways never imagined.
Prayers for you at this time, especially if you are experiencing some suffering that never seems to end. We pray to St. John Gabriel Perboyre for the miracles.
God Bless you at this time as we begin a new year!