Heart Smiles

I know I’ve been out of touch for quite a while, but this is just about the most joyous thing I’ve read in a long time:

Her Love Endures Forever, at Jerome’s blog, Living Monstrance.

I guess I’ll be smiling all day…

3 thoughts on “Heart Smiles

  1. Thanks Gabrielle for posting here, and putting in the link. Thanks be to God! I put a few responses to your comments at living monstrance, but here I’ll mention thanks to you and others who have been a support for me over the past two and a half years. Your friendship is a part of the source of the grace for all these great things that have happened. I hardly did much, it was the action of so many people who have also said yes to grace in so many ways, consciously and not, including the saints in heaven.

    Just two thoughts on all that’s happened – the first is that everyone’s little yes is very important, it is a part of a very important work of God, even if we are not directly aware of it. Even when we don’t see the great works of God in front of us, we can be confident that our little yes’s throughout every day are still very valuable to God and our neighbor! I want to share the “results” with others so that they can see them and see what their little yes has been a part of.

    The second is that in every great work of God, there is a “hinge” person, someone whose big yes opens the door to all the others’ little yes’s necessary for the work. Our little yes’s are valuable because of someone’s big yes. But moreover, I hope that by giving witness and sharing, people may be confident to respond with a big yes if God is calling them to be the “hinge” person in one of His works. The big yes costs everything, but I hope that in some way my witness reveals how much God gives in return.

    I’m returning to Ecuador for 3 weeks in August to be with the local priest and the people – it is a beautiful place. It is the first country in the world to consecrate itself to the Two Hearts. It was briefly named the Republic of the Sacred Heart. The church is in a little remote region in the mountain rain forest area, a little town called El Chontal. I’ll have more to share after getting back ….

  2. Jerome, it’s certainly a wonderful work that has been accomplished, through everyone’s “yes”, as you have said. I can’t tell you how delighted and touched I was when I read about it. How your Mom must be smiling down from heaven (and with everyone there in spirit as well).

    I can’t wait to hear all about your trip to Ecuador when you get back. May you have a safe and productive time there. I didn’t know anything about what you’ve explained in your last paragraph re Ecuador and the Two Hearts and formerly being the Republic of the Sacred Heart. That is so fascinating.

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