After many weeks of silence, I thought it is due time to write a post. First of all, my love and prayers go out to all of you who are sick, suffering, or mourning the loss of your loved ones. Your suffering and pain are deep right now, and I pray that God may shower you with His Healing, Grace, Joy, and Peace. With all that is happening in the world during this time of great uncertainty and fear, I thought it would be good to gently remind us all, including myself, of the even greater need to trust ever so deeply in Our Heavenly Father, the way a little baby does, completely helpless and utterly reliant on its mother and father for nourishment, nurturing, care, love, and protection. As I was just recently reminded in a beautiful video put on by Jack Beers of Dynamic Catholic, we need to sink deep roots into the ground and connect them to Our Father’s Love. Just the way a tree needs to sink deep roots into the ground to obtain the water and nutrients that it needs to grow. We need to completely, totally, and utterly place our deep faith and trust in God, and in His Love, Mercy, Peace, and Protection from all of the sickness, dangers, and evil that surround us. We need to remember that God is All-Powerful, and He alone has the Power and Ability to change all that is happening around us, and to alleviate all of the suffering around us, and turn it into a time of peace, hope, and healing. So, rather than getting pulled down into the latest statistics of sickness and death, let us remember to lift up our hearts with faith, joy, and peace, knowing that God is in control and that everything will be okay in the end. As my dear friend reminds me, God will bring good out of this time of suffering. He always does. We are not called to be a people of fear, worry, and anxiety, but rather, to be a people of great Hope in Our Dear Savior who suffered and died on the Cross, and then rose again, opening the Gates of Heaven for all those who know Him, love Him, and serve Him. So my friend, be not afraid! Do not fear! Be at Peace, and dig your roots ever so deep into the nourishing soil and life-giving waters of God’s Grace, Love, and Peace. Allow Our Blessed Mother’s Love and Comfort to surround you as She is the Mother of God and the loving, nurturing Mother of us all.

May God Bless you and your families with a Joyful, Grace-filled, Peaceful, and Blessed Easter Season!