The world misses the lesson because it confuses littleness with weakness, child-likeness with childishness, and humility with an inferiority complex.
It forgets that great moral strength may be hidden in physical weakness, as Omnipotence was wrapped in swaddling bands; and that great Wisdom may be found in simple faith as the Eternal Mind was found in the form of a Babe. There is strength – strength before which the angels trembled, strength before which the stars prostrated, and strength before which the very throne of Herod shook in fear.
“When you got what you wanted, were you happy? Do you remember when you were a child, how ardently you looked forward to Christmas? How happy you thought you would be, with your fill of cakes, your hands glutted with toys, and your eyes dancing with the lights on the tree! Christmas came, and after you had eaten your fill, blown out the last Christmas candle, and played till your toys no longer amused, you climbed into your bed and said, in your own little heart of hearts, that somehow or other it did not quite come up to your expectations. And have you not lived that experience over a thousand times since?” ~Fulton Sheen (You)
Source : Christmas: Our Lady and Sheen
Our Lady Perpetua Siglos is Called by Joy. Died happily doing what she wants to do. Lived life to the fullest. Rest in Peace. Rest is boring. In heaven, there is no rest but a continuous celebration of life with God. We the living that are left behind are jealous of Lady’s leaving the earth. We will miss her infectious determination. A sister to the Yaya Sisterhood, an honorary member of the KofC for her brothers, constant gardener, lover of all beings, embraces the whole of mankind unconditionally. Auntie Mame to her nieces, nephews and younger generations.
A pilgrim on this earth.
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