The world sees the cross ... but it does not see the anointing by God, which not only teaches all things (1 Jn 2:27), but makes the Lord's yoke -- so heavy for eyes of flesh -- light, and envelops it in inexpressible sweetness. (Fr. Peter Thomas Dehau, O.P.,+1956)Copyright 2019 Roxane Salonen. All rights reserved.[/caption] Now, every time I look at that hydrangea, I smile. It reminds me of God's love for us, and how He keeps His promises. Patience is not a virtue I come to easily, but I'm trying. The happy hydrangea is a reminder: Never give up on God. Q4U: When did you doubt God, only to be surprised and delighted?
Copyright 2019 Roxane Salonen
About the Author
Roxane B. Salonen, a wife and mother of five from Fargo, North Dakota, is an award-winning children’s author and freelance writer, Catholic radio host and speaker, and co-author of the forthcoming 'What Would Monica Do?' (Ascension Press, Summer 2022). Roxane also writes a regular diocesan column, “Sidewalk Stories,” about her encounters at her state’s only abortion facility. Her work can be found at RoxaneSalonen.com