Aunt Linda and Uncle Leon
The Answer to Prayers.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Good early morning students! This is coming to you a bit late but this is day nine of our adventure. Ironically I got a knock at my door early yesterday morning. It was my aunt and her husband that had come to visit. They are newlyweds. They are at the young ages of 76 and 85. They live close to Cookeville, Tennessee and had traveled to visit relatives and follow up on some doctors appointments. When my aunt visits, it is a wonderful day for Sal. She showers me with love and helps me do things that normally do not get done. She gives me love and attention because my mother loved her so much. You see my mother is beginning a journey with Alzheimer's. My aunt comes to share that love of sisters and keep it alive. After she performs many works of Mercy for me, we then play Rook. It's my favorite and she will stay and play until my body is worn out. Why am I telling you all of this? This is why my post for day 9 is late! I am only human. And back row yes you will have two assignments today.
Our journey has been fruitful. We are resisting temptations, forgiving others, praying for those who need it most, freeing our hearts of hatred, and doing acts of Mercy to change the world. Yesterday before I got the knock on the door, I had decided that our lesson was to be about the Bible verses Matthew 7:7&8. We've been working so hard to help change the world. We've been focusing on others and how our attitudes, skills, and knowledge can be used in this world. Today, I am wanting us to think really hard. We need to search our hearts and discover something that is in need of God's Mercy. It could be a sick parent, a child of ours struggling with addiction, students that we teach who come from neglected homes that will suffer greatly during the breaks from school, or an unhealthy habit that we just can't seem to break. Your homework is to knock. Knock on the door of heaven with your prayer. I'll give you a little cheat sheet. Here is a small prayer:
Here I am Lord. I know I am not worthy of all the good you give me but as a child of yours I am knocking on the door and asking for an act of Mercy. You told us if we knock you will open that door. If we seek we will find help from you. Today I ask you to open the door and help (feel in your request here.) Thank you God for hearing me. Help me to be a light in this world in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Sal the Knocking on Heaven's Door Gal
Sarah Anderson Alley
Quote of the day:
All you simply need to do is ASK. God will use your attitude, skills, and knowledge to answer prayers.
FORMER PRESIDENT OF CCW
From a speech given to the council of Catholic women: CCW. Currently the best mother in law and Rook partner ever!