year the greatest teaching for me was not to ask Him "why", but to tell
Him "I need you! Without you I can't do anything. I am weak, I am a
sinner and tired, even sometimes very close to be depressed. So in good
days and bad I can't do anything without you, my Lord."
Do you know
this feeling, my lovely Sisters in Europe? I think, you do. As I had
this special privilege to visit some countries and talk to some
sisters, I saw the human life is very similar. It doesn't depend on
where you live, how old you are, rich or poor. Each of us have families
with lots of challenges. Maybe we have health problems sometimes.
Another time we are cheated, we are humiliated. We are mourning or have
fear. What can we do?
I heard a nice prayer from Henry Viscardi about
how God answers our prayers. There was written something like this:
when I asked strengh – he gave me difficulties to train me; when I
asked wisdom – he gave me problems to solve them; when I asked
progress, sharp brain, he gave me physical strengh to work hard. When I
asked courage, he gave me danger to overcome. I wanted to get love, he
gave me people in difficulties to help them. Instead of his kind
goodwill I had got opportunities to do good. I may tell I hadn't got
anything of that what I had prayed for, but I had got everything what I
needed. So, He answered my prayer.
Well, do we need more than such kind
of love? Watch carefully your life and observe how God acts in that and
throught that. God bless you in the coming new year!