Hope all's well.
The very first time I heard the prayer, 'Footprints In the Sand', was in my first year in seminary. I fellow student gave it to me as a prayer card, which I still have in my breviary, and I like to reread it now and again.
The final verses in the gospel for today's Mass are a fulfilment of Isaiah, who was prophesying around seven hundred years before the birth of Christ, and they really sum up the life and ministry of Jesus. - 'Ours were the sufferings he bore, ours the sorrows he carried'
Whatever our suffering in life might be, Christ suffers with us. He is with us. At the most difficult and sorrowful times, he is with us, he carries us. This is the good news we are to believe, take to heart and share.
Tomorrow's A few words... will be an audio.
Just a reminder that the church will be open from 10am until 12 noon tomorrow, if you wish to pop in for a visit and a quiet prayer.
Have a safe and happy Saturday.
One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
There was only one set of footprints.
I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life.
This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.
"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way.
But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints.
I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."
"My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."
Sundays 10am - 12 noon
Wednesdays 12 noon - 3pm.
Please remember and bring your face covering with you.
Stay safe. Pray safe.