Sometimes ya just gotta enjoy the ride

Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings JER 17:5-10

I am not a snow bunny so I am home reading today’s Mass readings. Finishing them I go onto my timeline and find this video of a couple trying out a new amusement ride. Curious about the video, I watch. Then the thought comes in: The reactions of this couple seems so much like how we react with God. (Just a little note about me: I love finding things like this, finding God and God connections in the everyday. It’s the spiritual¬†director in me )

The young couple get ready to go on a new ride. The operator talks them through the experience they are going to have. He gives them the rules of the ride, explains what to expect from the experience. The woman starts out heart palpitatingly fearful. The man, as if he hasn’t a care in the world, he has this. He is in full control.

The ride, (life), begins and things get a little dicey. It’s not what they bargained for, in fact they had no idea what they were getting into! They begin to cling to each other, finding depth of feeling for each other. Than the young woman calms and accepts, dare I say trust?

Her boyfriend, he can’t let go. He can’t give in to the ride.

The ride ends, and the operator, (God), gently pulls them in and reassured them that everything is alright.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 – 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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