5 Minute Friday: LaundryOctober 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Laundry | 2 Comments
Well, it’s Saturday but I think I can still join in on the fun! If you want to learn how to join in on 5 Minute Friday, visit Lisa Jo Baker’s blog.
Laundry. The first thing to pop into my mind is the piles of laundry that are in my home.
When I was a single gal, I only had to do laundry every other week. Now that I’m a married mom, it’s an almost daily thing. Especially with having a teenager around. Thankfully he does most of his own.
Another type of laundry I think of is the cleaning of my soul that the Lord provides each time I partake of the Sacrament of Penance. I know that some churches don’t believe in this Sacrament and there was a time in my teenage years that I resented the idea of “having to tell a Priest of my wrongdoings” and I would pout and stomp around when it was time to go. My parents made us all go at least twice a year.
Now that I’m grown up and have a son, we three try to go more often. When I receive the Sacrament of Penance, I am truly forgiven and I receive God’s Grace. What’s better than that? My soul is clean, I can have a fresh start.
One Saturday afternoon, we were waiting for Father to hear our communion and there was a Hispanic lady waiting, too. She spoke very little English and was worried; she asked me (in Spanish) if Father Paul knew Spanish. I answered her that, yes, I knew that he spoke Spanish. She was worried that he wouldn’t understand her but I reassured her that what he may not understand in words, he could understand with his heart. She hugged me and we shared a tear.
That’s how our Lord hears us. With his ears and with his heart.
Thank you, God!