Today is Sunday and following on the heels of last Sunday, the plan was to go to Mass then head down to the 40 Days Vigil with the kids to pray a rosary and witness to life. Sunday is a quiet day there (as compared to days like yesterday) so it's a nice family-friendly day for the most part. I am hoping, by taking the kids there to stand with others for life, they will ask questions and have discussions to process the issue and grow it in their hearts (as much as little people are able).
God had another plan. It was better. Go God!
When I was getting ready for Mass, I checked my email and there was a message from the head of the local vigil. For the second time this cycle, it was cancelled. Cancelled...no one was expected to report for their shift. Sometimes people still go but, rightly, Nikki was concerned about safety and another, very important issue.
Even though it may appear weak to stay home and pray when the roads are dangerous...it just might be the show of humility that God wants to see. Sometimes stubborn willfulness can disguise itself as faithfulness...and I have to watch out for that in myself. So recognizing that I cannot control the weather and cannot ask others to endanger themselves for our vigil is, I hope, humility rather than weakness.This is tough, yes? I make a plan and I will, come whatever, try to stick to it because that-is-the-plan. It's usually a good plan...going to daily Mass or Stations with the kids, going to stand vigil, etc., except...someone is sick, the weather is bad, etc... What a keen insight that it might show humility to go against the plan and trust that God will make it good!
So, I said a small prayer and then quietly continued to get ready. It was then that I was let in on the bigger plan...we went to Mass, then came home. While I made brunch, the kids worked.
We are blessed.