I didn’t want drama, I wanted bliss. But when those dramatic moments happen in marriage, what do you do? Do you say “Well, maybe I should just start over and get out while the gettin’s good” or do we need to take a reinvestment in our understanding of what Love is?
“If we only knew the treasure that we receive when we unite spiritually to pray, when we come together with our Lord in prayer, what that can do for us.”
We can’t get caught in the trap where we think that our difficulty or challenge – no matter how long we’ve been fighting it, no matter how far we feel like we’re in it – that God can’t come with his graces, and there can’t come a way to help us out.
After 9 fruitful lessons with Jason Angelette and Timmy Mccaffery, let’s remember the devout guidance shared with us.
“It could be a wonderful person, but if they’ve hurt me, that’s how I define them. Instead of defining our spouse or our situation as the thing that I’ve got to escape from or I’m not going to survive, is I’ve got to somehow be able to see the good.”
When people say “5 kids and this and that – how do you do that”, I say “Wait, do you think I’m like a Superman?” It is God. You have to see that God wants to move in all our lives, and if we do anything good it’s because of Him. He’s knocking at our door, and we’ve gotta let …
“Am I gonna spend 30 minutes looking at my phone when I could just be hanging out with my kids playing Legos? I don’t want to play with Legos, but you know what? That’s what love looks like. Because I’m looking at the focus of my kids.”
“My wife is more than I ever could have asked for. She’s more than I deserve. If I can just rest in that, let that be the gift that it is, it is absolutely overwhelming. The joy that comes from that is overwhelming – it’s the best.”
“What does it mean to love God? That’s a tough question. The more I learn that He’s here, and it is good that He’s here. When He speaks to me, it feels good – it feels like a firm foundation. And things begin to make sense. The more I’m exposed to God, the more it makes sense.”
“I was always learning more and more about the church, and about Christ and diving deeper into the sacraments and prayer; my heart was on fire. I remember people coming up to me and asking “are you sure you’re not called to be a priest?” But arent we all supposed to love God?”