8 – God Loves the Wildflowers, the Mystery of Repentance

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v4uek-9e1803

When I lead people through the journey you have been experiencing in this book, I often find that at a certain moment—a sacred moment—something wells up deep within a soul: repentance. Your regrets may be a mixture of things you have done, sins you have committed and things that have happened to you. But all of us have done things we look back on with regret. In this journey of life, we experience regret around things we could have done differently, ways we have hurt others, words or actions we can never take back, and relationships that have ended. As you explore your regrets, do not feel surprised if you begin to feel the bubbling waters of a cleansing sorrow that are as different from burning shame as day is from night. This sorrow is pure gift, but we can ask God for this spiritual sensitivity.

Repentance is a step into the mystery of our salvation. It does not always feel good but it ultimately leads us to wholeness and healing. Our human nature is frail and we know from experience that we are dust, weak, and prone to sinful passions and desires, even when we know better. But God himself took up our struggle as his own. Christ came, as Healer and Savior, to heal the sickness of our human nature. ­­When Christ was conceived in Mary’s womb, he received from her his human nature. God became incarnate. In Christ the Word, his human nature was united to the divine nature in the unity of the second Person of the Trinity. Because he is divine, Jesus exalts our human nature and transforms it. Jesus became man, journeyed to Calvary, and rose from the dead so that we might become partakers of his divinity through faith and baptism (see 2 Peter 1:4). By dying on the cross, Jesus took our sins upon himself and by his resurrection he clothes us anew in the garments of his glory.

One thought on “8 – God Loves the Wildflowers, the Mystery of Repentance

  1. Dear Sister Kathryn,

    Greetings! I hope you are well and having a good afternoon.

    I want to thank you and the Daughters of St Paul for the ministry you all provide through media to people like me. Thank you all so much for sharing your gifts and yourselves with all of us out here who are really being blessed and brought closer to our Dear Jesus every day!

    Couple of things: I have enjoyed all of your books that I have read so much, and one I really liked and that spoke to my heart was called “the Journey Within. Prayer as a Path to God”. I am wondering if this is something you will ever be making available for Kindle?

    Last, I am not very good at navigating computer things, especially when I get really bad migraines and get confused and scared (post-stroke residuals). Regretfully, I tend to unsubscribe from everything. Long story short, I have been trying to re-subscribe to a couple of things (Midlife, A Simple Path, and 7 Qualities of Mercy) and am not getting it to work out. I am wondering if there is some kind of magical techy thing you or someone you work with might be able to do to help reset this for me, please?

    Oh! And maybe, if you do not mind too much, will you pray for my husband? He is very sick.

    Thank you, thank you all so very much for everything!

    Love and gratitude,

    LynnAnn Schellenberg Carbondale, IL

    On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM Touching the Sunrise wrote:

    > Sr. Kathryn J Hermes, FSP posted: ” > https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v4uek-9e1803 When I lead people > through the journey you have been experiencing in this book, I often find > that at a certain moment—a sacred moment—something wells up deep within a > soul: repentance. Your regrets may” >

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