Sharing 3 specific things that catapulted my spiritual growth and allowed me to experience more joy this year, as I measure birthdays by spiritual growth instead of numbers (because who wants to get older?!).
Seeking what is above has been the answer to much of what has ever weighed heavily on my heart. Shifting my focus to eternity helps the "big deals" on earth to not carry as much weight or cause me as much stress.
For years St. Paul's words about rejoicing in suffering confused and bothered me, but recently the Holy Spirit enlightened me in a way that I can connect with St. Paul's words in my own life.
We are called to give thanks both for the blessings we can see and for God's glory in the ways we cannot see it. God is bigger than what we can understand , and His glory and love for us are not dependent on circumstances.
Here are several examples of how Divine Mercy has shown up in my life. Jesus, I trust in You!
We aren't always called to fix situations. Sometimes, we are just called to walk with others on their journeys, and that presence is a true gift.
Without the crucifixion, there would have been no resurrection.