Thursday, July 2, 2009

In Mary's Arms

Discernment is one of my weakest gifts. Between listening to too much advice from others, not listening to enough advice, second guessing myself, and fearing to make the wrong choice, I am often paralyzed by indecision. I am rarely as sure of what I decide to as I would like. On the flip side, when I'm sure of a decision, it's often difficult to reverse. This is especially difficult when I am in error. =)

Lately I have been trying to make decisions about many things. What internships should I apply for? What vocation am I called to? How do I handle certain relationships? I went to spiritual direction with my wonderful retired pastor and he gave me comfort and bade me to trust that if I needed to know something, God would make it plainly obvious to me as He has done for many of His other children. Even St. Faustina needed some pretty loud hints in order to set her off in the right direction.

So, I've been thinking about it and I've decided to follow the examples of so many of the saints and just rest in Mary's arms. Our Holy Mother loves her Son so dearly that she will surely bring me before Him. So I'll trust in the Lord and His lovely Mother to guide and protect me through my troubles, both big and small. Even so, I'll gladly take all the prayers that I can get, please!


Ian and Bonnie Gutzman said...

I realize this post is from 6 years ago, and you may never see this comment... I love this image of Mary and Jesus and this is the only place I can find it posted! Do you have any idea who painted this or what it is called or where I can find it?? I love it!! Thanks


Therese said...

Hey Bonnie!
I love it too! Unfortunately I don't know much about the painting. It's all over the internet, but I can't find the artist. Sorry that I couldn't be more help!