Uncle Eddy's E-mails -- April 29
Saint Catharine of Siena,
(entered heaven this day in 1380)
Stop it! You are causing yourself unnecessary grief. Your vocation, whatever it is, is not God´s way of torturing you; it is a gift of his love. The process of discovering it ought to be joyful, like a courtship. If it isn´t, then it´s probably because you are afraid of what your Divine Lover has in store for you, which is just plain dumb. Don´t you remember how your namesake (happy Saint´s Day, by the way) stumbled across her vocation? She was only six-years-old when our Lord appeared to her in a vision (she was walking down the street with one of her 24 siblings – did you know she was the youngest of 25 kids?), smiled at her, and reached out his hand in a blessing. When her brother interrupted her trance, she burst into tears at having to leave such beauty behind. From then on, her heart was for Christ alone. How she loved him!
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