My Grandma McNamara would always say, "Offer it up!"
As a child I never quite grasped what she meant...but I would tell Jesus, "Grandma told me to offer it up...even though I don't understand what it means"
I didn't truly get it until 2006 when Grandma was dying.
She asked me to bring her a crucifix.
When I got back to the hospital, she was too weak to hold it.
She motioned for me to hold it up for her.
She whispered, "uniting my suffering"
At that moment, I FINALLY understood!
Jesus wants us to join our suffering to His own pain on the cross.
You can offer it for the good of others, for the sick, as penance for your own sins or the sins of others, for a wayward child, etc.
When we unite our suffering to the redemptive sacrifice of Jesus and "offer it up", it is powerful!
We can not escape suffering in this life...remember to offer it up...don't waste it
May God bless my grandmother for demonstrating what it truly means♡
Could you kindly offer up a prayer for her soul?
Sending our love and prayers to our remnant family...Wendy, Walt and the entire Cukierski family
(PS: Catholic Spiritual Guidance Lessons for you, featuring writings from Rev. Fr. Kilian McGowan
It's a spiritual lifesaver and you can read more HERE )
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Here is a post, from a recipient of what we do,.
L**** and I were one of the precipitants of This mission. She is right. My parking was 9 per day for 3 months. Then on top of that food cost me approximately 15 per day. That was cheap - I got vouchers for $5.00 per meal. So somedays I did not eat or made meals last for more then one meal. Had to. Parking was $810. Food was $1,300. Then you have normal household bills and I have 3 animals I had to pay to have people come and take care of them. At first I had my dog in the Kennel for 1/2 the time. That was about 500. It is VERY expensive to have a sick child. That was Just ONE hospital stay. We have had numerous ones. Some only a few days, some a week or two. Without their help we would of gone fully under!
From providing necessary funds to actually having families stay with us...we DO what we say we do!