I have been praying the Novena to St. Jude and here is another breakthrough.
Ever since I can remember I have worried that the Lord is asking me to give up my relationship with my son because I lovc him so much and everybody (my mother) is always trying to take him away from me. We have been so close in some ways that I was afraid it was unhealthy for him.
Then there was this horrific moment last Sunday when we were on our way home from dinner and the Lord prompted me to say some harsh words to my parents because they were being incredibly rude. They’ve been playing it out ever since. It has been a very difficult week. And then tonight I saw it, amazingly simple, It’s my relationship with my parents, or possibly my whole family of origin, that the Lord wants me to lose! Its just the push that I need to get exactly what I want but was afraid of. There’s a scene in C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce. that captures such a moment exactly, a horse and rider that need to be separated but were insanely afraid of the moment.
Then, everything’s all better.
Blessed be St. Jude Thaddeus. May he always be remembered as the Patron Saint of lost, forgotten, even seemingly impossible causes, bringing visible and speedy held where help was despaired of. I strongly encourge my reader in need to entrust him with your devotion in any matter where you may be despairing.
Allelujah and Amen.