“We can’t impose ideas, we have to propose them. But there’s another dimension where these things are true. And there’s all kinds of things that flow from that – the structure of the family, the structure of society, and how diversity and unity are able to go together.”
“The things, the insights, the wisdom, the theology of the church – it’s not information that you just learn and memorize. There’s an insight into the dignity of the person that is only realized in relationship with each other.”
“We see only our pain, but we need to ask God for the graces in those moments and pray for those who are in those situations – to see that God has not left them out of that storm. That they can call upon our Lord, and He can give us a grace to point us back to our ultimate hope, our ultimate home.”
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.
“People like you and I and any parents or people out there who have tried to live their faith – that’s where we can have an advantage. God has shown off to me, and it’s my job to testify to that, to tell people ‘Listen to what God did.'”
If a kid, tells you something, or shows you something, you don’t get mad or freak out and hit the phone with a sledgehammer. You tell them, “I’m proud of you. Thank you.” And then you tell them, “I’m sorry that happened, that you had to see that. And maybe we didn’t do something we could’ve.” Your kids see that vulnerability and that brokenness – that’s powerful.
For the sake of your son or your daughter, you work on yourself. You can’t come at it from a “do as I say, not as I do” kind of perspective. They’ll see right through that. You are a witness.