My Lord, the baby is dead!
Why, my Lord—dare I ask why? It will not hear the whisper of the wind or see the beauty of its parents’ face—it will not see the beauty of Your creation or the flame of a sunrise. Why, my Lord?
“Why, My child—do you ask ‘why’? Well, I will tell you why.
You see, the child lives. Instead of the wind he hears the sound of angels singing before My throne. Instead of the beauty that passes he sees everlasting Beauty—he sees My face. He was created and lived a short time so the image of his parents imprinted on his face may stand before Me as their personal intercessor. He knows secrets of heaven unknown to men on earth. He laughs with a special joy that only the innocent possess. My ways are not the ways of man. I create for My Kingdom and each creature fills a place in that Kingdom that could not be filled by another. He was created for My joy and his parents’ merits. He has never seen pain or sin. He has never felt hunger or pain. I breathed a soul into a seed, made it grow and called it forth.”
I am humbled before you, my Lord, for questioning Your wisdom, goodness, and love. I speak as a fool—forgive me. I acknowledge Your sovereign rights over life and death. I thank You for the life that began for so short a time to enjoy so long an Eternity. — Mother M. Angelica
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God bless your heart. The trials of this world help us turn to the goodness of God. Blessed Lent to you…
Thank you Elizabeth – Blessed Lent to you too!
I was reflecting on how I love being Catholic. On a whim I googled “I love being Catholic” and ended up here. I burst into tears as soon as I saw the post because I lost my baby 15 days ago at 19 weeks. I miss my little Claire and am praying for healing and wholeness for our family.
Oh Carrie – I will say prayers for you! I hope the prayer gave you a little comfort! My daughter’s name is Claire – she is saying a prayer for you and your family right now too. Lots of prayers for healing and wholeness for your family! In Christ, Liz