Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Today's Spiritual Wisdom Brought to You by Ramona

The other day we were looking for something in Ramona's room. I can't even remember what it was, but I remember feeling quite frustrated because, "It was right here a minute ago!"

As we searched and my frustration mounted, Ramona had this little gem to contribute to the moment:

"Well, Mommy," she said, "sometimes God just has to confinscate something."

I stopped and looked at her. "You're right," I said, laughing. "Sometimes He does. And sometimes we have no idea why.  But He always has His reasons, doesn't He?"

"Yes," she said, as she calmly returned to the hunt for the missing thing.

And so, today's takeaway thought is that: 

Whether it makes sense or seems absurd, God always has His reasons when He chooses to confiscate something. 

Whether you can pronounce it or not.


Gardenia said...

Hi. my first time to your blog. I came here by way of Margaret the minnesota mom, and I just found her recently too. Wanted to let you know that when Margaret posted about your Rosary book, I ordered it from amazon, and it arrived yesterday. I am loving it and reading through it. it's lovely. thank you. I'll let you know my thoughts as I get into the book more. I'm praying to get back into the true rosary prayer. for years, I've prayed the rosary but not always with the mysteries, just the Hail Mary's and Our fathers and Glory Bes. bless you for the book.

Karen E. said...

Gardenia, thanks so much for your lovely note! Do let me know what you think once you've had a chance to read the whole book. Just peeked at your blog, and you have a very sweet little girl! :)

Roz said...

I did a search on the "Ramona" label last night and read quote after quote to my child-loving husband who was made helpless with delighted laughter. I think it was the boa constrictor that really knocked him out.