by Sr. M. Rosalma Kmiec
Well, here I am, about three months in Our Lady of Grace Hall. Thanks to the COVID-19 virus, we’re all quarantined and need to stay in our area ONLY.
What have I learned about myself?
I don’t need to be a new person. I need a new purpose, to live simply, to help others, and frequently keep God in mind and heart–always!
I can still do things not only for myself, but also whatever comes up, wherever there is a need.
I love God’s creation: the sun, clouds, stars, rain, snow; I love the animals: birds, deer, dogs, cats, etc. I always marvel at all that I see, and thank Him over and over again, be it early in the morning, daytime, evening, and often at night, too.
When reading spiritual books, I am often struck by statements I’ve seen before, but now have a new meaning in an awakening to a message God wants me to recognize or refresh my promises, my wishes, and most of all, in deepening my understanding of God’s love for me.
These days give me more opportunities to reflect on God’s goodness, love, and accepting what is happening. I offer it for the good of those in need of His help.
My aging process is part of this new chapter in my life. I know God is in charge: I want to put all my trust and love in God’s hands–it is there that I know I will be safe. (It may not be what I expected, but that doesn’t matter!) I am in God’s hands, in His plans, in His loving heart. I can’t lose, for I love my God!
Although I keep saying I, actually, I believe all my fellow Sisters in Our Lady of Grace Hall have the same attitude: to serve God as best we can, however we are able, either doing something or, more likely, praying for others, for their needs, for our country, and for our Community.