Where to even begin?
How about with the Pixar movie Inside Out? The girls and I went to see it last night and it. Is. FABULOUS.
Life-changing, really, in terms of what I hope to accomplish with my life.
Have you seen it? Without wanting to give away too much, I’ll say simply that the idea of “making memories” really affected me. I wept and my kids were like, “Why are you crying?”
(For any long-time readers of this blog, you’re well aware that I cry a lot.)
(My little blue happy pill helps find my joy.)
Think about it, though. You have the power, basically, to invent the life you want to have.You can shift your perspective and adjust the viewfinder. You can refine your focus so that you see…
…God is good.
God is always, always good.
Which brings me to the recent Supreme Court decision and the fears that I felt when I first heard it. Yes, I cried, initially. I worry about my rights as a Christian. And how will this ruling impact the Catholic Church?
(Note: There are a handful of Catholics that are pro-Gay Marriage but they are the exception to the rule. They are not being faithful to the Magisterium. They are forging a path that will not take them to Rome.)
(Additional note to my pro-Gay Marriage family members: I love you! This is not about fighting or choosing sides. It’s about seeking the Truth—God’s Truth—in love. We can agree to disagree. Let’s just not hate each in the process.)
So where does that leave me? With my hope and trust firmly entrenched in the Lord! I know that discouragement is not from God—this was the subject of our pastor’s homily yesterday, and I know from experience that Father Johnson is right. Discouragement (and depression) are never NEVER from God. We must be a people of faith and hope. We must grasp at the hem of Jesus’ robe even as we feel the crowds pressing in upon us.
I can’t get mad or upset when I see all those rainbows.
God made the rainbow.
His love will win.