Happy Birthday Des

Happy Birthday to my granddaughter! A light in my life and a joy to all. So blessed, and she loves me too.

So how do I reflect my love to her, to other family members, and most importantly, to you my Lord? How do I prepare myself to receive your love which will come forth tomorrow on Pentecost in a tidal wave? Am I ready? Will I physically feel your spirit wash over me and fill me with a newfound love for you? I pray it will knock me out of having my mind and heart attached to this world.

I am still distracted so easily Lord. As Peter said, you know I love you. I wan to be with you and give myself to you. I don’t want to be selfish but giving, loving and offering. And yet I know I must be protective of this time because it can easily be taken from me. Help me to grow in charity, docility, kindness, understanding, wisdom, patience, courage, fortitude – all these things that enable me to be YOUR beloved. I know you love me more than I can fathom. Your love exceeds anything I can wrap my head around. This is a joy and delight for me to ponder in the quiet of my home, alone with you; yet I know I am not a silo and must be aware and responsive to those around me.

You weren’t afraid to speak the truth, to be firm in your path to the cross which would bring me a way back to the Father who created my life. You gave to me all the Father gave to you so that I could be filled with your spirit. You in Him and I in You. Walking, loving, sharing, caring, filled with every good thing. Help me to continue to wash out the ugly, dirty sins that build up in me so quickly. Help me to be filled with your grace. Come Holy Spirit Come.

About Cathy Trowbridge

A faith-led people-person, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend, I am a Catholic Christian striving to union with our Lord. I hope to bring you encouragement to live a closer relationship with Christ, discerning direction in the path to Him, with Him and in Him.
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