“I do not promise you happiness in this world but in the next” -Our Lady to St Bernadette
Luke 16: 19-31
In a recent conversation, I was asked if I ever thought about an alternative life, one where I had no children, I had a fancy car and house, and was enjoying life…
I do not remember life without my children, the sleepless nights (up to now), the struggles to balance work, study, family…the heartaches of trying to be everything to everyone. Yet, I am thankful for the life I have. Without all the drama and uncertainty, I would not have understood and empathized with human frailty and suffering. I would not need God since I would have had all I wanted, but certainly not what I needed.
I choose the struggles of this life so I can be happy with God in the next. In the midst of it all, the Holy Spirit fills me with peace and joy – a foretaste of eternity.