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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Going the Wrong Way

Be not anxious about what you have, but about what you are.  - St. Gregory the Great

Preparing to go on my first solo journey in my RV has been frightening and exciting all at the same time.  I have plotted my course on GPS and the Atlas and written notes and have downloaded all the apps.  Yet I still am concerned about going the Wrong Way!

It is so easy in life to find yourself lost on the road of life.  Wondering what you should do and if you have made the right decision.  You struggle or at least I do with; is this my will or Your Will.  Have I been a good example to my children, neighbors, friends, and strangers on the street? Am I truly easy to recognize as a Christian, or must I proclaim it from the roof tops?

Going to Mass, Confession, being a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist do NOT make me a good Christian. It is the way I live my life and the example that I am to others.

I have had occasion of late to wonder about my parenting.  My one son was recently in jail, lost his job, and his way.  I have a daughter that I am for all intents and purposes estranged from and one that I am pushing from the nest and the resistance is great.  She is making some decisions that I am sure are going the Wrong Way.  But I must let her make her own decisions and come to her own conclusions.  Part of being a good parent is to let your children make their own mistakes and learn from them.

My Mom told me once, "All you can do is build a good foundation and hopefully they will build their  home there."

Here I am Lord,
embarking on a new journey.
Help me to remember that I
only need trust in You,
abandon my will to Yours,
and obey You in all things.

You, Lord are the Right WAY.

~ Cindy