One night, something happened to me. I just started praying, and my wife heard me and said that I was praying in tongues. I had never had the gift of tongues and I thanked God for it. That same night, I was hospitalized for high blood pressure and stayed in the hospital for 2 days. The doctors were trying to rule out anything physical, but in my heart I felt that what was going on was a manifestation of something spiritual.
The whole ordeal made me realize that the Lord was really calling me to come and follow Him. God was telling me to change my ways, especially my prayer life, which included going to Mass. He was pruning me to be a better person and a good follower of Christ.
I struggled trying to understand what the Lord wanted me to do, but with the help and support of my wife and BLD friends especially our ME class shepherds and classmates, slowly I was able to comprehend what the Lord wants. Now, I find solace in going to church every day, praying the Rosary, reading Magnificat, the Bible, and spiritual books and praying regularly.
I have become a better person with a better relationship with my kids, trying to be more involved as a father to them. Also at work, I have become more patient with my co-workers. I am more conscious of my health. My blood pressure, diabetes, and cholesterol are under control; my sleeping habits are better; and I am able to breathe easier.
When I am off from work on Fridays, I go to BLD and get more involved by participating in my ministry activities. We recently attended the LSS again, and that experience has completed my transformation to a new and improved person. Thy will be done, Lord, I pray!!!
Now these words are so much more meaningful.