“Though the waves and the sea and the anger of princes are roused against me, they are less to me than a spider’s web … not what this fellow to that would have me do, but what [God] wants me to do. If God wants something, let it be done!”
~St. John Chrysostom
To what extent am I more influenced by the desires of others than God’s desires? I will examine my decisions based on this for the next week.
Philosopher and writer Ronda Chervin offers widows a practical spiritual path that can help them attain hope and faith in God’s love and provision. Using the stories of women saints who suffered the loss of a husband, she encourages and affirms women in their new state in life while leading them on the journey to healing and interior joy. Drawing from the themes of the Stations of the Cross, Dr. Chervin ties the sufferings of widowhood with the Passion of the Savior in a way that is both beautiful and healing. Quotes from Scripture and the saints, and prayers to help you turn your heart toward the Lord and His Mother, offer consolation and hope.