Reprinted from the old site: Dated 09/09/2018
Faith Makes Everything Possible …
There is a special class of people — they are called caregivers. Whenever I hear about someone taking care of an ill loved one, I find that personal inspirational!
I am proud to have been a caregiver for my loved ones along with my siblings. I had found it a humbling experience yet one which had changed my life forever. And I hope that in my story and empathy, I am able to be an inspiration for others!
The one constant which had seen me through each day during my role as a caregiver, had been faith. Having faith had guided me to take each day one at a time. It helped me to keep trying. And it helped to make the tough days tolerable and helping to keep my eyes and heart open to the good days.
There are indeed small miracles in the daily life for ALL caregivers and the beautiful people they serve. No matter your religious conviction, belief, or following, your faith will carry you and sustain you in those moments.
St. Francis of Assisi was a great example of selflessness in a world that needed his touch so badly. He had believed that is was in giving that we receive.
His words are still so true today. We can believe that we are a vessel of peace and faith and that from this peace and faith, that we can love with all of our souls.
Pope Francis has been a fresh, new breath of life in a world so otherwise damaged. He speaks the gospel truth, but more than that, he is a role model to all humanity.
He walks among the poor and loves all people of light. We can all use a little bit of mercy and look to Pope Francis as an example of humility and faith.
A prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
“O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood, as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in giving that we receive, it is in pardoning that we are pardoned, and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.” Amen.