Have you ever given any thought to how things happen in your lifetime? How have these things brought you to where you are today? I know that God has a plan for each of us; but when He takes me down paths I do not understand, I think, “You must be kidding me, Lord!”
I didn’t always listen to what God wanted me to do, even to the point of not going to Mass on Sundays. But then God nudged me again and got me back on track. He made me see how much better my life would be having Him at the center of it.
I eventually realized that I could best serve God as a husband and father. After many happy years of marriage, I heard about marriage encounter during a Life in the Spirit Seminar in my parish. God was telling me that this would be good for me and my wife. Again I thought to myself, “You must be kidding, Lord.” I even tried to tell Him that He was wrong, but He would not take “no” for an answer. We went to the ME, and it turned out to be a beautiful turning point in our lives and in our marriage.
Since then, what we have learned and experienced at BLD through the teachings and Friday night Worships, we have been able to apply to our daily lives. We help out more in our parish through Choir, Food Pantry, volunteering to lector at Mass, and being there for others.
As I look back, I can see that the Lord was not kidding when he laid out a path for me, and I know He still leads me every day of my life. “For now the Lord has spoken who formed me as His servant from the womb.” (Is 49: 5a)