Flowers for the Immaculate Conception (Instead of letting it bother me edition)

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This unfurling Papal-Colors flower is at the neighbor’s at the hermitage. If you look to the right side, you’ll find some imperfections. If you look at any of us, you’ll find some imperfections. Don’t think I don’t see them. I do. And how. Yikes! I suffer the whole range of emotions just like anyone else, and spiritually, and it wears me out. Yes, all that. Of course all of that bothers me.

However! I let that be an occasion to not only not let all that bother me too terribly, but I let all that be an occasion by which I can turn to Jesus and thank Him for stepping into this world that we have wrecked. The divine Son of the God walked among us on purpose, clearly seeing all our imperfections and, yes, our sin. He knew it closely, tortured to death on the cross as He was.

If I see someone like, say, me, or, say, the Pope, with imperfections, or worse, I turn to Jesus for the greatness of His mercy. He said not to be afraid. So, I am not afraid. He has conquered sin and death and all the onslaught of hell and has risen from the dead.

It’s better for us when we go about life not making it all about us and our worry. It’s better for us when we go about life with Jesus being the One who is important. Jesus is the One. He’s the only One. And He’s perfect, by the way, no imperfections. After all, He’s the Divine Son of the Immaculate Conception. It is He who will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire.

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  1. nancyv

    Pretty peony?
    A timely reminder (especially that last sentence!) for us.
    no need to post this, for it is just me internally coming to some realizations.
    The man in Peter’s Chair is starting to make some sense to me. (not that he has to) The business of letting the German bishops come to a complete agreement about Holy Communion to non-Catholic spouses is sounding like “let among you who has no sin cast the first stone”. Jesus let them come to their own conclusion and Pope Francis, knowing there are a few who will never concede to this (good for them!) , is letting the group come to this realization too.
    As for the remarks about – gasp – the Pope said this and that, and he never refuting them…it is truly hearsay, and in the Act of Humility, we are asked to be delivered from the fear of being calumniated or slandered. Maybe the reason Pope Francis doesn’t come out and say “aww come on, I didn’t say that!” is because of humility. Sorry for him that the MSM is such a monster. Sorry for me for believing all the bad stuff. and thankful to God for holy priests that help us to think…especially that one down the road from you.

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