For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was his plan from before the beginning of time—to show us his grace through Christ Jesus. – 2 Timothy 1:9
Do you realize that the new rosary mysteries of Light are about you? And me? Now naturally, every mystery applies to us and our human condition, but the mysteries of Light that Blessed Pope John Paul II instituted are really about the life of the Christian and the Church and tell us a lot about God’s action in our lives.
“When parents teach children that setting boundaries or saying no is bad, they are teaching them that others can do with them as they wish. They are sending their children defenseless into a world that contains much evil. Evil in the form of controlling, manipulative, and exploitive people.”
Lent is fast approaching which means my favorite time of year is around the corner- Easter, Spring, Resurrection- then summer! Lent is always so great. Unlike other times of the year when we delude ourselves into thinking we should be very happy and all should be going smoothly, Lent focuses us on using sufferings and sacrifices to grow in holiness and to prepare for the joy of Easter.
Do you ever find it hard to say “no”?
Do you feel guilty disappointing someone?
Do you feel you pull more than your share of the weight in your family?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, chances are you have boundary struggles.