Nothing has ever wounded the Heart of Jesus more than ingratitude. 

Fr. Bonaventure Heurlautlare (Father Founder, Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration)

paverflowerEarly one brisk November morning, the surprising sight of this hearty little flower was more help to overcome sleepiness than the chill in the air. Waking up to the fact that this tiny zinnia was doing something unusual brought into focus over a dozen counterparts in full bloom across a stretch of pavers. This flower’s flourishing in a seeming wasteland was quite a contrast to the inevitable between-paver inhabitants of weeds and moss. The analogy that hit home was parable-like. Most likely planted by wind or bird, and germinating in a rather unfavorable setting, the full life of the flower had not been squelched. This little plant in some way reflects just what the Spirit of the Lord does as He blows where He wills (cf Jn 3:8). Buried as we are with Christ in baptism, the seed of Divine Life given us begins to blossom of its own accord. And if we do not smother this supernatural growth, if we abide in Him, we can exclaim with St. Paul: Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, for ever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

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Our Lady of the Angels

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Hanceville, AL 35077

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