"Even now, this blog post is the most difficult one I have tried to write. As a historian, I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment attributed to Edmund Burke, 'Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.'” One year later, these sentiments still ring true, and I can think of no further words to express the day we know as Holocaust Remembrance Day.
"As a mother, I can't be everything to everybody. There comes a time where I have to recognize my limitations, and model self-compassion to my children. I have to let myself off the hook, and recognize I can only do so much. If mothers aren't willing to be merciful toward ourselves, and we aren't able to be compassionate to ourselves from time to time, how can we fully extend compassion and mercy to others?" How an ordinary "simple" dental procedure has reminded me to be merciful and compassionate toward myself.
In today's My Sunday Best post, I'm able to draw Divine Mercy Sunday in to the Gospel reading of Doubting Thomas. Such an amazing reminder of Christ's Divine Mercy, and some thought-provoking questions as to how to proceed in the days ahead!
#WorthRevisit link-up re-posts the piece I published last year, on Divine Mercy Sunday. It's a great reminder of the first Sunday after Easter's celebration!
CWBN topic this month is "How my faith helps me worry less." At that moment, I knew I needed to share my favorite prayer (all 5 words), and the devotion coming up the first Sunday after Easter EVERY year - which happens to be this Sunday!