“But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him. Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all, and ordered them not to make him known. This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: "Behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved with whom my soul is well pleased. I will put my Spirit upon him, and he shall proclaim justice to the Gentiles. He will not wrangle or cry aloud, nor will anyone hear his voice in the streets; he will not break a bruised reed or quench a smoldering wick, till he brings justice to victory; and in his name will the Gentiles hope."
When your life is crumbling around you… Do you place all your trust, all your energy and all your focus on God’s help and grace and mercy? Well you should! I can say that, because when I say our lives have had its share of destruction, it has. We have been flung off a cliff and drained of every spec of hope we could possible salvage. We’re still not out of the woods. Yet through it all, tucked deep inside of us we had this “light” this hope that can only be explained in one simple name “Jesus”. We were never always certain about many things for many years. And it’s not like we had faithful, loyal people (family and friends) by our side making sure we made it through financially. That only happened some of the time by a small handful of wonderful people. Most of the time we were completely on our own. Hungry and suffering.
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS