My niece is exploring becoming a Catholic. She, her husband and my sister are coming to Mass! A miracle. More prayers answered.
I feel like I have been invited to a party that I want to attend, but my sorrow is so great that I can't fully enjoy it. At Mass I find that I try to be small and inconspicuous. I don't want to talk to anyone. I just want to be there with you.
I feel like a time traveler that is lost in a black hole. I know that you are there. I see you in the beauty of the world, the kindness of friends and strangers. I know you are there, but I fear that I won't be happy again. I know you won't abandon me. You will lift me up. You will be my comfort and refuge. You are my hope and my strength.
I found comfort in the concluding prayer in today's Office Reading.
free us from the dark night of death.
Let the light of resurrection
dawn within our hearts
to bring us to the radiance of eternal life.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son,who lives and reigns with you an
the Holy Spirit, on
God, for ever and ever.– Amen.