I am a Baby Catholic (1 year old in the faith). Now i am presented with a huge challenge.
My son, Malachi, is in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Afghanistan. he is a builder and mechanic there. I have been hearing news that Iran is getting nuclear fuel from Russia. The USA and Israel are making noises about bombing the nuclear plant in iran, before it becomes fully functional. They have only days to do that.
If Iran is bombed by us or any of our allies, they say that they will retaliate by bombing Israel and all U.S. bases in addition to those of our allies. My son is stationed at a base in Afghanistan.
This morning as I was praying the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary, I though about Mary's fiat -- her total willingness to live out God's plan for her. This included the loss of her son. I am praying for the willingness to accept God's will, whatever it is. I am learning to place my hope in God's hands, completely. And I am doing this with the help of his Mother.
"Pray for us sinners now and at the moment of our death. Amen."