Lent Reflection Friday, March 13

Screen Shot 2015-03-10 at 4.12.30 PMAnd no one dared to ask him any more questions.  Mark 12:34

If you’ve ever lost a job, a home, or a loved one, you’ve probably questioned the Lord.

When Gabriel told Mary that she would become the mother of God, she asked: How can this be?” The angel didn’t give her a detailed answer to her question, only a reassurance that the “power of the most high” would overshadow her.

Our Blessed Mother reminds us to rest in the questions of life.

When we trust the Lord, as she did, the Holy Spirit will lead us to the answers.

 

© By Nancy Jo Sullivan

Photo by Deb Keller, CCW

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Nancy Jo Sullivan is an inspirational author and speaker. She has published with Random House, Guideposts, Readers Digest, and the Huffington Post. Her newest book, Small Mercies, was recently released by Loyola Press. In the book, she writes about God’s presence in motherhood, family, and love. Through poignant reflections, she recalls how she found God even in her darkest moments, especially in the months that followed the death of her daughter with Down’s syndrome. She reminds the reader that God is present in “every mess, burden, and blessing.” The mother of two grown daughters, Nancy Jo resides in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She loves hanging out with her daughters, teaching writing classes to kids with special needs, jogging, making spinach smoothies, and of course, writing about her imperfect life.

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