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  1. Denise,
    This so touched me this morning. Thank you for the blessing and the lesson. This is my very favorite verse of all time. I lost my husband in a tragic accident many years ago. And, as a young widow and a mother of two young girls, My faith, my church family, and Jeremiah 29:11, were the only things that got me through it.
    If not through the grace of God, the love of my husbands parents who brought me to know Jesus, as my personal Lord and Savior, I would have been right beside him. Thrown in towel, and given up on life. But one day, I was sitting in church and someone had put that verse on my Bible when I wasn’t looking, while it was open and it changed my life forever. Bless you for blessing others!

    • Dear Denise,
      You have such a beautiful spirit. Thank you so much for sharing your insights into our plight of suffering.
      It moved my heart to hear that you were attracted to the crucifix in the chapel. Denise, it seems that the Holy Spirit was calling you to enter more fully into the passion of Christ. As Catholics we practice a devotion known as the Stations of the Cross. This is a beautiful prayer in which we allow ourselves to walk with Christ every step of the way to His crucifixion and death. This is His greatest act of obedience and love to the Father. We have so much to learn about our own suffering and ministering to others in their’s by accompanying Him to Golgotha. We also may offer Christ our love and compassion as He hangs from the cross. Our love and compassion for our crucified Lord superceeds the limitations of time. Seek the fullness of truth to be found in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Therein you will be offered the Eucharist, the Pearl of great price.