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Peacefulness On A Hot Summer Day

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Posted 07-31-2010 at 07:31 PM by caninemom3
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Today was such a wonderful day. A very satisfying day. Earlier in the day I went grocery shopping and ran errands with my husband. Later on, since I am Catholic, I attended Mass. Now, as a Catholic I am SUPPOSED to attend Mass every week, but I don't. No excuses here. I am at fault and I admit it. When I got to church it was so peaceful inside. After making my apologies to my Heavenly Father a great calm came over me. There was time before Mass started so I was able to sit and reflect somewhat. It seemed to me that perhaps instead of all this fighting humans do about which demonination is right or wrong or which religion is right or wrong, maybe we should be focusing on the really important factor - GOD. All this fighting is contrary to His message - LOVE ONE ANOTHER. To me God has always, always meant love AND TOLERANCE. To me, Jesus was extremely tolerant in his Earthly mission. Can you imagine if He had not been ?? I can't explan it, and you will probably think I am a little crazy and perhaps I am, but I have alwas felt a sort of connection with Him. I have always known HE IS. In my opinion, ALL CHURCHES are His home. ALL PEOPLE are His children and we as people are one in His eyes. I have never believed he sees us as a color, race, creed or anything else other than His children and that He sees our souls and He knows just what is inside each one. As I sat thinking today, I began to tear up. I was remembering all my family, humans and furchildren who are gone, and all the people and animals in the world who are starving, dying, being tortured and who have it so much worse than I do, but then I began to feel happy because I know they are all or will be very well, each of them human AND animal. I am so blessed and I do not really deserve it. There is just so much I do not understand and I am supposing I am not meant to understand. I don't understand really horrible things happening to people who are truly good while it seems the really nasty ones suffer no harm. I don't understand horrible things happening to children, the human or fur kind. To me, they are both innocent and though some say animals do not have souls, I cannot tell you how I know, but I know that if humans do animals do. They may not be the same kind of soul but a soul nonetheless. And human children. How could anyone ever hurt a child ?? What about children whose parents pass away and then have nobody ? I don't have any anwers but I know one thing to be true. God does not leave us even though things get really, really awful in this life sometimes. I know without a doubt there is another side to this coin. We may THINK and FEEL He is NOWHERE in sight but He is here......Quietly watching, waiting for His own time. We will ALL see those we have lost. I believe He shall wipe away all our tears as the bible says. As I took communion tonight a tear slid down my cheek. As I meditated after communion I imagined myself bowing before Him, the King of Kings and then giving Him the biggest hug I could possibly muster. I was at perfect peace and you know what ?? He hugged me back, He welcomed me to His table and if ever love could be felt it was in that moment. There was no anger from Him, no reproach, just a welcome home to one of His many daughters. I was home during that moment and not afraid for once in my life of what is to come......

This link summarizes a lot of how I feel....Third Day, Cry Out To Jesus

[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmVxRl5bc4Y&NR=1[/URL]
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    ChristmasHeart's Avatar
    Oh CM...I cannot tell you how our blog touched me! Honestly...I felt HIM as I read your post - and tears came to my eyes (and yes...that really happened)! From what you wrote - it sounds like you felt the hand of God touch your heart and soul...and from that He touched mine! I have to say "thank you"! You are absolutly right...the Lord never leaves us - it is us who leave Him at times (speaking from my own experience). "He will never leave us or foresake us", comes to mind. Oh...if you get the chance, look up the song "I Can Only Imagine" by Mercy Me. I just know you will feel what I feel when listening to that song! One finaly word...I agree with what you wrote about our furchildren.
    Posted 08-01-2010 at 05:11 AM by ChristmasHeart ChristmasHeart is offline
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    Very well said!
    Posted 08-01-2010 at 06:44 AM by Christmas-A-Holic Christmas-A-Holic is offline
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    CM,

    Your words echo a lot of things I've felt.

    Several times, I felt myself thinking, "Amen, sister!"

    Thanks again for sharing your time and insights with us. I appreciate it.
    Posted 08-17-2010 at 12:27 PM by jimmyolsen jimmyolsen is offline
 

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