Weakness and Strength


For the last two weeks I’ve been really sick with a respiratory bug and at one point I thought I was going to die. The first night I was sick I saw Mark sitting in a chair next to our bed with his head bent down praying. My breathing was so labored he wasn’t sure I would make it through the night. During that time I asked God to take me to a place that had no more suffering and sadness, to the place he took Liz and Maryanne a short while ago. Yes, at my weakest moment I wanted to die.

Gratefully I am feeling so much better but during those painful two weeks I thought about one of Richard Rohr’s daily meditations. In his April 13th meditation he wrote “You come to God not by being strong but by being weak.” At my weakest moment I couldn’t find the logic behind this statement but today I can.

4 thoughts on “Weakness and Strength

  1. Profoundly moving thoughts, my dear friend. As always, thank you for having the great courage to share them,m so that we may learn. XXO!

  2. Rosemary I am not sure if you will ever know how many lives you have touched. You have given a voice to this dreadful disease and have made so many people aware of the many things we have taken for granted.
    I pray for you often!

  3. I am so happy to hear you are feeling better! We need nice warm days so your can sit on your beautiful balcony and let the sun heal you!

    Love, Sally

  4. Thank you so much for your blog. You are a wonderfully strong person. I wish I could have the faith you have. God bless you so much! You give me inspiration in so many ways. Days I want to give up but then I read your blogs and they inspire me. You have a wonderful family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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