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I know far too many parents (especially moms!) who would tell me that their child says "no" all the time to them ... and mean it!  God must be getting his revenge on us, saying, "Now you know how I feel every single day when you say "no" to me, and mean it.

We are like children, so good and so bad. We can put up a fight for the most illogical reasons. The Lord instructs us to treat our body with respect, and what do we do? The opposite! Either we overeat, starve ourselves or tattoo or pierce ourselves to death! We live for the moment, for the thrills and frills. We are off. We are imbalanced. We clutch. We cling. We drown in our dreams and are buried by our nightmares. Music inspires us too much, too soon. Money motivates us far more than it should.  A kiss, a hug, a love overwhelms us to the point of breaking us. We don't know how to live out the daily wonder of our lives!

Stop pretending. Stop believing you are who you are not. Allow the Lord to come close to you. "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. The Lord redeems the lives of his servants; no one incurs guilt who takes refuge in him." (Ps 34)

I say, "Come, 0 Lord, do not delay!" He says, "Come, my child, and lay your weary head." Do not exaggerate the pain. Do not exaggerate the loss. "I will bless the Lord at all times! His praise shall be ever in my mouth. Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad." (Ps 34)

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people, ''Amen, I say to you, tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you. When John came to you in the way of righteousness, you did not believe him, but they did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not later change your minds and believe in him." (Mt 21 :31-32)

Say yes to the Lord at all times. Live out His Holy Will. Make a promise today. Say to the Lord "I will walk the talk. I will follow His path. I will not be swept away by demons or dragons, monsters or creatures. I will stay on course. I will not get distracted. I will live out the wonder of my life. I will faithfully follow the giver of life. I will not allow the story of my life to end in mystery. I will what His Will demands. My story will end like His: Happily ever after!  And many minds and hearts will be changed. 

Posted by Fr. Alfonse Nazzaro with