Larry Posted June 28, 2004 Share Posted June 28, 2004 Let me start out by saying i am a Catholic who also believe's All denomination's are in God's family,just taking a slightly different road.Now i headlined my thought's here with the fact God does indeed work in mysterious way's and God's way's i might add are usually not alway's understood by his children just as when we were children our parent's guidance was seldom understood. Well for 30+ year's we stopped attending mass and recieving the sacrement's for no other reason than we just got too tied up in our own live's and bascically left God out.Now mind you this while raising 9 children.Now i know there are those of you that might say Baloney or what ever when i tell you what i think started us down this road of leaving God out .I believe it all started when we broke the church law when my wife and i agreed to have her tube's tied of after our last child was born.I can not explain it but that is what i feel started our separation between us and God. Well our live's rolled on like we were never going to have major problem's and it was almost like see God we'll use you when we feel like it.We attended Christmas mass once in a while but that was about it God was just in not even 2nd place but more like 3rd place in our live's. Well then it began to happen ...in 1994 in phoenix Arizona our oldest Son was killed by a hit and run driver and fortunately we were able to see he got the last rite's and a Catholic funeral and is now buried at Holy Cross cemetary in Glendale arizona a suburb of Phoenix,and we still after all that refused to return to the church.Then in 2000 i had 5 heart bypasses and in 2001 my wife almost died from grave's desease and they discovered i had Bladder cancer and still we refused God,but i did start stopping in a church in Liberal ks. St. Anthony's and would pray for my healing and one nite i had a strange dream or vision i'm not sure anymore but in that experience i felt The Blessed Mother was near and saw what looked like star Dust enter my body about where my bladder would be.And i've had clear check up's ever since that nite but i also recieved the BCG treatment for 2 yr's with so far no recurrance. Each time since my heart attack and operation we would say God is trying to tell us something so maybe we should return to the church and of course we did'nt.Then my wife was discovered to have SCLC and a priest stopped in her hospital room and gave her absolution and the anointing for healing and this time we returned to the church.Well as you can read on my wife's profile wonderful thing's are starting to happen such as some of our children are returning to GOD my now oldest son who is a green beret returned from Iraq safely and our live's in general just seem to be improving.Oh yes i forgot our youngest son was wounded in the first 9 day's of fighting in Iraq in 2001 and even then we continued our unchurched way's. Did God cause any of our problem's ??Of course not but he did i feel use our problem's to make us realize only GOD our Father and creator would forgive us and bless us and reward us in way's yet to be seen and heard.All along GOD with the church and it's sacrement's were there just waiting along with the saint's for our return. Praise GOD from whom all blessing's flow.....Tnx for reading this and hopefully it make's sense....... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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