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Chapter Seventeen

Life is wildly unpredictable. We never know what the twists and turns are ahead of us on life’s highway. We cannot control that. What we can control is the manner in how we react to it. Even when we find ourselves in a closet with tears streaming down our face, we can cling to grace and say through the tears, “Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him;” (Job 13:15).
This year has been full of challenges for my husband and me. We are both looking forward to 2016 and what we pray will be healthier days.
I’ve been reading “The Way of St. Francis” by Murray Bodo. At the end of chapter six he proclaims the following:
“Whatever God deigns to give us is pure gift and not something we earn or deserve by becoming that ‘perfect’ person we think we should be. We are who we are, and any perfection, or completion, in us is the work of God responding freely to our honest prayer that God change in us what we previously thought we could only change ourselves.”
Amen to that! I always felt I could not …