Dearest sweetest Papa:
This is such a strange, frightening time. I don’t think it’s my imagination when I say that cancer seems to becoming almost epidemic—at least in my family and circle. I think back even ten years ago. So much has changed. Then, at least there was a sense of normalcy in my family and the world.
We seemed to be such a happy family. I wish we could live in a more perfect world—but we don’t. That’s Heaven—that’s home.
Father, I come to You this morning to tell You again how much I love You. You are everything—there is nothing else. You are all good, all love, all joy, all peace. This life is but a dim reflection of what is to come. Help us see that, Father—so we do not despair. Father, I ask for Your special blessing on this Christmas. Please grant me wisdom, patience, and fortitude to see and do Your will in “all” things. Help me to have more patience. Help me to accept Your will with my father and sister. Guide me very closely, Father, with my marriage and family. And lead me in Your footsteps at my job. Help me to discern Your will in all things. If it is Your will, please speak to me, Father.
Barbara Rose, daughter of My heart:
You are troubled. Let Me comfort you with this—each day is an opportunity for love. That is the one given—the one constant in this all. You, and all My children, are drawn to Me by faith and need. And what is this need, little one? It is for full immersion in My divine paternal heart.
[I see the boat on the river and Jesus is in the boat—my family on the left shore—and a man with dark hair is on the right hand. He wades out to the boat. I feel that God has sent him to me for my journey.]
Peace, My daughter. And believe that I am with you. Shalom.
Phil 3:10—“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made comformable to his death.”/4 Kg 2:9—“And when they were gone over, Elias said to Eliseus: Ask what thou wilt have me to do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Eliseus said: I beseech thee that in me may be thy double spirit."