Since some days are filled with too many yeses (hope this means I get extra grace), today's post will cover both chapters 6 & 7. The Grace of Vulnerability and The Grace of No - with 2 questions at the end to ponder.
First vulnerability, this grace can appear in packages we may never expect or wrapped in circumstances we'd maybe prefer God didn't allow. In addition to very personal stories of vulnerability, in chapter 6, Lisa recounts the survival story of one remarkable young boy named, Fulton. Any regular reader of Catholicmom.com was introduced to this adorable fighter on January 8, 2013, when a frantic call to prayer was launched on social media. Fulton had been involved in a serious accident at his family's homestead, and had been significantly burned on more than 43 % of his little body. Every mother's heart stops, skips a beat and aches at the word that a child is suffering, we ache for the child and for their mother.
For me, little Fulton remains a champion of yes, a role model for what it looks like to accept God's will for our lives. While I can never suggest that the tragedy of Fulton's accident was God's will, I have learned from watching this young child that even in the midst of a tremendous catastrophe, it is possible to rise up and to witness to the strength and dignity that God has created within each of us, and to respond with yes to his will even in the midst of a deep struggle. ~ Lisa Hendey
1st Question to Ponder: