Thursday 20 July 2023

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Lectio Divina
Lectio Divina
Thursday 20 July 2023
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Read the scriptures for Thursday of Week Fifteen in Ordinary Time at this link.

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  1. When I was in the throes of 4 young children and trying to keep order in the house if I thought of this Gospel I really couldn’t understand it but wanted it in my life.
    I was so full of anger, resentments lack of practical support, lack of know how etc etc. I really did find it difficult keeping up with everything to keep the household which was generally in a sort of chaos, functioning in a good manner
    Fast forward to today and after returning to Church when our youngest was about one and working on myself with effectively God’s and his helpers love and support this reading has become so true in my life.
    Just a very small example- About a year ago I became honest with Jesus about how I just hated squeegeeing the shower after I had had one. I didn’t understand why and knew it was easier to clean after each shower than leave it to clean it say weekly but I was so full of negativity it was a burdensome issue. So I said to Jesus I will do it for you towards all you have done for me. So I started off slow and methodical until today I do it with joy almost anticipation. I 21now have a race with myself as to how quickly, methodically and well I can do it and at the same time exercise going down on my haunches to reach the lower parts of the walls.
    The Gospel has really become true in my life. My older daughter who lives alone but with her 2 young children part time,13 and 10 is working full time in her first year teaching and needs support with the home.
    It really is with joy I weedeat and mow the lawns, plan gardens and moving plants, washing, vacuuming, making beds, doing dishes etc etc. Sure sometimes I feel a bit lonely, resentful but certainly not nearly the way I did 30 odd years ago. My dear daughter generally notices and expresses gratitude for every single thing i do.
    And I take Jesus along with me and have great joy and am thankful I am physically and mentally functioning enough to support and love my family in such a practical way.
    It is also wonderful when my grandchildren hop to and do things I request of them. It is early days but they really are coming along well.
    I apologise. I realise I have gone on a bit but hope this gives at least one of you pleasure.
    Cheers and create a good day.

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