Thursday, April 03, 2008
It's Been Quite A While...
Yes, it has been a while since I've posted here, not by plan but by circumstance. Things get so busy around here sometimes ~ even when I'm laid up with this bad leg, the day-to-day goings on get in the way of more quiet pursuits!
Time has a way of making its presence known, even if we don't pay attention...we cannot escape that fact, no matter how hard we try or how much we would love to. And being a victim of the human condition myself, I am left here with only one thought concerning that fact of life: what do I do in the meantime to make myself a more worthy daughter of the Church? Is this all there is to my life, sitting around nursing a broken leg and watching TV, reading and drawing, playing on my laptop? Or should there be more, even tho' I cannot even leave the house on my own yet?
My consecration to my Guardian Angel is coming up fast ~ only three weeks to go! And then I was hoping to concentrate on making a formal consecration to Our Lady by following the way of St. Louis de Montfort, something I was hoping to do a long time ago, but must admit...I was a bit intimidated by it.
There have been many moments when I have thought about this ~ and lately, more than ever. I was told years ago that when God shows a particular grace to someone that this person is expected to account for this Gift in the afterlife and what will I have to show for it? How will I ever know that I have taken my newfound knowledge of the Blessed Virgin (after reading True Devotion) and applied it to my life the way He would want me to? Hmm-mm-m?!?
I am consecrated to Her by way of the Brown Scapular of Mt. Carmel, being a member of the Blue Army (WAF) after all, this is a condition for membership...so there is no problem there. So why have I put off reading this very important book?
Everyone who is close to the Angels must be, by extension, close to the Virgin Mother, Queen of all the Angels...and I have made up my mind that when I get a chance, after my consecration, I am going to finally read this book and do this. It only takes a couple of months, from what I understand, so it should not be long before I am "there."
I am finally done with the twelve months of readings that the OA sends out to probationary members and have been trying to live the life of one who is dedicated to her Angel; I only hope and pray that someday I can be close to what I want to be with this...only God knows.
And now that this is "done" I would love to be happily buried in this book that, from what I have always heard, will show me the truest way to follow the Holy Virgin.
Perhaps, if I'm very good, my own Angel can show me how?!? :)
Posted by *~JennD.'J.M.J.'~*