Think about those times in your life when you have felt inspired to something really great. Where does that inspiration come from?
The Holy Spirit. God inspires us to do great things with our lives.
----Matthew Kelly

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FMF Writing Prompt: Heal

Five Minute Friday: Kate provides a word every Friday. The writer sets a timer for 5 minutes and writes whatever comes to mind.


Today's Mass Gospel Reading was from John 16:20-23. As I sat behind a family whose father had just past away, I understood the healing that they are going through, to suddenly losing their sweet father. Jesus tells us that we "will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy."  (John 16:20)

I remember driving to the store after my mom passed away. Everyone was going along with their daily lives while I mourned my mom. People don't know the grieving that the person next to them is going through. They don't know the healing that has to take place for them to eventually rejoice. 

The healing that this country is having to go through, once again, after the murder of children who should be safe in their school is insurmountable. What is the answer? The Lieutenant Governor of TX hit the nail right on the head: The answer is God. We have to bring Him back into our families. We have to dispel evil through God. During the Marian Apparition at Fatima, Portugal, our Blessed Mother told the children that the devil's last war will be on the family. Well, it's here.

In order to heal, we have to pray. We have to ask God into our hearts and our families and pray that other families allow him into their homes. Otherwise, the evil one wins.


  1. God's the only answer,
    always will be, always was,
    but we've brought on this cancer
    of our nation's soul because
    we chose not to follow Him
    even though we said we would,
    and we let the devil win,
    for the cost of doing good
    took us past our comfort zone
    to a place in which we had to care,
    trade La-Z-Boy for blood and bone,
    and in each moment be aware
    that stepping back from this hard fight
    is not, and never was, our right.

  2. Amen. May we be praying in the days ahead.

  3. Yes! We need to pray in our churches and in our homes.


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