The Divine Spark

Young women,we start early to yearn for that Someone who can fill the gaping hole in our hearts.Sensitive as we are ,we know that something's amiss. Our hearts are restless,until they rest in God.Sometimes we are not called to direct fulfillment of that yearning as nuns in cloistered convents,we are more often called to the less austere but winding road to God,through that which is a foretaste and gives us fleeting glimpses of the Eternal Marriage,viz. marriage to a man on earth.So that our marriage leads us closer to God and not farther away,we must pray for the poor  lucky ;) man who will wear the ring bearing our name. Pray for his family too.Ultimately they become our family.So pray hard.

Young men,pray that God guides you to your missing rib,(back-story : you know how God took Adam's rib to form Eve from),when you're old enough to have a crush... begin praying for the girl God knows will be ideal for you.God is the author of the first ever love stories.All our wildest dreams pale in comparison to the fulfilling love that has God as it's source.God is able to lead us by signs and wonders to find the one kept for us from before the creation of the world.(cf. Tobit 6:17).

'The Ugly Truth' and 'Leap Year'.... two fun movies, both are about girls of marriageable age.
I wont review the movies for you, but what touched me most is the fact that in both movies the girls were on the verge of marrying their ideal partner, who they imagined was everything they needed. They didn't realize that there's a hidden element involved in relationship chemistry that no checklist they have can screen for...which I believe only God above who looks not at the outward appearances but at the hearts within can see.(1 Samuel 16:7).In both rom-coms, the girls realize that the one they thought they needed was not the one they truly wanted. And as all movies with happy endings go, the girl gets to marry the real deal.

The valiant prince who slays the dragon to save the princess in the tower ,is cliched stuff of fairy tales.Yet it is also the truth of our faith.It is the most dramatic love story in the history of the world. Jesus the Prince of Peace gave up His life(on the cross) as He slayed the eternally damned dragon "Satan" to save His princess,trapped in the towers of this world's sins.God knows all about love,so take all your broken heartedness to Him.He cares for you.(1 Peter 5:7)





Little Lessons

Thank you Lord for little children...
 we scold them,they smile back...
 we withdraw affection,they persist till we soften... 
their little arms tugging not merely at our clothes but at our very heart strings...
they fiendishly fix their little eyes on ours,till they steal our hearts,never to be returned. 
Thank you also Lord for inviting us to be like them... 
so that even if we make mistakes and You correct us,
 like them we can always win Your heart back, ...
and must persist till Your heart is forever ours.

inspired by my children and this picture i saw today on Facebook.A father's words as he awaits the arrival of his little baby:
Poetry written by my friend for his baby due to be born soon.