Keep Me Humble…

Posted: July 4, 2015 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys

Blessed be God forever…
After meeting and briefing the parents on the 12 week program whose children will be receiving first Holy Communion this year. I felt a little drained but as I made a commitment to serve the Gloria Patri Healing EC today, decided to pull up my socks and go.

Just as I was leaving, it only then occurred to me that it was a healing mass. So I was contemplating whether to pray for my own healing. Instead I said this short prayer, I said, “Lord if it is Your Will I be healed then You would have healed me. Perhaps Lord this is a torn in my side to keep me humble and so let it be Lord.”

Just a few days earlier that is during our LTW Fellowship session I was joking with the group that about a week ago when I had a quarrel with her I felt that my wife was the torn in my side to keep me humble.

Then just before the EC was starting a member of the Gloria Patri ministry asked me to do the second reading.

Second reading
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations, to stop me from getting too proud I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to beat me and stop me from getting too proud! About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me, but he has said, ‘My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.’ So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong.

Praise God, and my wife came in time to participate in the Eucharistic celebration.

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