Being what God Wants us to Be

“Holiness consists simply in doing God’s will, and being just what God wants us to be.”
St. Therese of Lisieux

This little bug has been a pest this week! He and his kind have eaten my kale down and made the kale lacey instead of whole. The kale leaves are beautiful thanks to this guy, but they are not edible. This little critter also likes milkweed. He’s been eating the leaves and feasting on any eggs he finds there. I’m hoping that the peppermint tea I sprayed on the leaves this morning will help to deter him, but I don’t know. He’s only doing what he was made to do. He was made to eat leaves and reproduce. He’s doing God’s Will.

I took a quick look at my day. Did I do God’s Will today? Truthfully, no, not in everything. God made me, and you, to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world and in the next. In this world, I was and am imperfect.

I was impatient when I was driving.
I was impatient with the repairman who took 6.5 hours to install my new dishwasher.
I was impatient with the “spacey” lady who sold me the new carpet when she didn’t return my call until today.

Wait! Is there a trend here? I wasn’t what God wanted me to be today, was I?

So, there’s the rest of the day. I hope to do God’s Will. Pray for me, please. Thank you.

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!