Friday, February 19, 2010

Sabbath Moments - Resting (updated)

Sabbath Moments is a meme hosted by Colleen at Thoughts on Grace. These are moments that we rest in God and just be instead of do. Resting in God is exactly what I am going to do tonight. I have never wanted to crawl into bed so badly in my life. So tonight, I unite my sufferings with you, O Jesus, and I am going to listen to what my body has been telling me to do for the last two days and I am going to sleep as long as I can. Goodnight, everyone. If I feel better, I'll edit this in the morning :)

Okay, it's morning...and I couldn't make it to work today. I usually do my posts on Friday night because I work Saturday mornings. I got a good night's rest but it doesn't always help if I'm having a major flare-up. Despite the pain, I did have some great moments with the Lord this week. Wednesday was a wonderful day, it registered low on the pain scale, I was full of peace, received my ashes and spent a great day with the Lord. Sometimes, to prepare me before the really bad days, the Lord will give me a day of love and wonder. Wednesday was one of these days. I felt His Love surround me the entire day. Days like these are very consoling for me, most days are very difficult physically because of the chronic pain. Sometimes chronic pain can dampen your spirits, but I try to keep this from happening by placing my focus on the Passion of Christ and uniting my sufferings with His. This has always been fruitful for me spiritually - once I started accepting the pain instead of fighting it. I actually want to touch upon this subject in my next post as I know many people have chronic pain. How to use it to get much closer to the Lord.

9 comments:

  1. Sleep well my friend.....have a good weekend with your family....:-) Hugs

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  2. I do hope you feel better soon...prayers are coming your way

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  3. Thank you, everyone!

    Laura,
    I hope you are feeling better, too. I was on your blog the other day - you are in my prayers :)

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  4. Mary333, I admire you that you are able to take physical chronic PAIN and find a SABBATH MOMENT therein...this is truly the sign of a holy soul!
    God bless you with REST and HEALING.
    ~Judy~

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  5. Feel better. Will email you about Remicade. Hugs and blessings!

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  6. Thank you, Judy :) No, I'm not holy yet but hopefully someday.

    I admire YOU, Judy, for using your talents and gifts to help bring people and families closer to God. Your family is a great example of what a Catholic family should be and I'm glad the Holy Spirit inspired you to blog about it.

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  7. Thank you, Colleen. I appreciate it :)

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  8. Mary,
    Hope you are feeling better. I love your attitude- that of the saints- accepting the pain rather than fighting it. I look forward to reading your post on the topic.
    God Bless!

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