Tomorrow ends the "Year of St. Paul" and what a year it has been. In our family St. Paul has a special place. He is Jonathan's confirmation saint. When our pastor was interviewing Jonathan for his Confirmation six years ago he asked him why he chose St. Paul. Jonathan answered with his trademark frankness.
"Well Father if God could save such a HUGE sinner like St. Paul, then maybe I have a chance too."
Ah, my boy calls them like he sees them. I laugh every time I think about that interview. Because he's right. If God could save St. Paul and work with all his flaws to bring about His glory then maybe, just maybe he can work with all of mine.
As for new beginnings, on Sunday I will begin a five year tenure as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at my parish. I am humbled at the thought of this new ministry. I am not worthy but by God's grace he has called and I answered. Please keep me in your prayers. I just don't want to trip or drop anything. I know silly things to pray about, but human all the same.
I think the song below expresses where we are today with all the challenges we have faced this past year as a family. These words say it all. I have been carried ALL my life and I do forget that all too quickly. God Is God and I am HIS!