May 17 2009

I Am Glad

wild sunflowers against a blue sky

wild sunflowers against a blue sky

I am glad that God is in charge of the world. That its not up to me to fix all the broken pieces, to bind all the broken wounds, to lift up all the troubled souls.

What is up to me is to give all to God and be quick to obey in whatever He asks - in this way - perhaps in some small way I can be his smile, his hand, his aid.

But its not up to me to carry the weight of the world. I can be sad for every broken heart and wounded spirit. I can ache for every troubled soul and every lonely child - but only God can reach down and save his precious world.

So - its only up to me - to love the moment that is before me. To accept the beauty of this moment - in whatever wrapping it comes… sometimes tears and sometimes laughter.

I don’t have to appear to be bigger than I am - holier or humbler than I am or anything but who I am - as I am - at this moment.

I can be as holy as I want - and not care if I get labeled as conservative or overly pious or sickening sweet. I can pray when I want or not - and be content that God is content with me.

I do not have to wriggle myself into some saintly  image that someone else has made for me and squirm because it does not fit nor do I have to deny my faith, my devotion my Catholicism because it makes someone else uncomfortable, or angry or annoyed.

I can be me - wholly Catholic - wholly a sinner - and wholly forgiven.

Yep, just me.

Thank you God - for letting me be who I am today. Who I will be tomorrow is yet to be explored.

That’s my thought for the day.

Blessings of Peace and All Good,
Sister Patricia


  • By Sr Patricia, May 18, 2009 @ 10:45 am

    Okay. I think I have it fixed so you can comment. Always something weird to figure out.

  • By MARY LOU, May 18, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    A big AMEN to that Sister Pat!

  • By Diane, May 18, 2009 @ 11:55 am

    So true! Trust the Lord.

  • By Connie, May 18, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    Beautifully said Sister Patricia. I wish everyone
    could feel and express themselves as you have.
    God has blessed you with the gift of words and you use them very well without accusation.

  • By D.R., May 18, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    Lovely card. Well said. :)

  • By Gen, May 18, 2009 @ 5:27 pm

    You have put in perfectly! Continue with your
    “Words of Wisdom”

  • By Mary, May 18, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

    Dear Sister, I love these words. Perfect and simple for everyday living.

  • By crisanta, May 18, 2009 @ 7:16 pm

    sr.pat thank you for such a very uplifting and encouraging words.god bless you..

  • By Joann Meays, May 18, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

    THANK YOU !!! I loved reading this today….it was just what I NEEDED.

  • By Francis Buxton, May 18, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

    Kevan Brown sent me your thought It echoed what I had just written.

    I am not the cente of all things, God is, but in his inexplicable love, he gives me worth, lets me love myself and wants me there with his.

  • By Anonymous, May 19, 2009 @ 4:49 am

    That will be my thought for today as well

    Thank you sister Patricia, you are an ispiration to me


  • By Babe Lee, May 19, 2009 @ 5:33 am

    Thank you Sr Pat for reflection that exactly parallel my thoughts, being in this current situation. Thank you Lord for Sr. Pat.

  • By Martha, May 19, 2009 @ 9:55 am

    Thank you, Sister Pat . . . beautiful words, profound, soothing and timely! I’ve just attended my beloved mother-in-law’s funeral and learned that a dear friend’s Stage IV cancer will likely end her life on this Earth within the year. I will leave these sorrows to God and let Him guide my way forward.

  • By Cecilia J. Collins, May 20, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    Thank you, Sister Patricia, for your expression of the uniqueness and commonality on God’s earth with which we have all been blessed. As for your years of generous service to God in the Religious life, that can only inspire in those of us in other walks an awe- filled gratitude for what may or may not be considered a sacrifice by you but certainly seems to me to constitute a major offering to God on behalf of His children. Thank you.

  • By SISTER E. JULES WINKWORTH-SKYE, August 7, 2010 @ 8:03 am

    My dear Sister,
    I have read your story and I am quite fascinated
    at your bravery and knowing that this is what you
    must do.
    I commend you, my Dear Sister and I would love to
    converse with you on your progress and because of
    I do believe in the Power of Prayer and I would
    like to Thankyou from the bottom of my heart,

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