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A little note from Mandy

A little note from me…Mandy Hilger, Director of Discipleship Ministries

 

 It is a New Year…Where did this past year go.  The older I get the faster the time flies. This year I have hope to delve deeper in prayer and ministry. I pray that God will set me on a right path to do His will.

 

I watched a movie recently about Mother Teresa, “The Letters”. In this story of Mother Teresa’s life and dedication to people of the lowest caste system in India, lepers, poorest of the poor, unwanted, unloved, outcast, sick and the dying, she writes letters, which are filled with darkness. “The darkness of the night of the Soul”. Could this doubt, this cloud of darkness that she experienced be from fear, or as it is written in 2 Corinthians 4:8 “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”? I believe she was living out Paul’s message to the Corinthians. She was a living example of love.

 

Does this doubt do something extraordinary by turning the doubt into a deep understanding of herself and the faith that God has planted inside of her? Does this doubt actually grow her faith but sending her to her knees so that she becomes engrossed in her prayer life and relationship with our God the Father?

 

Her humble life and life’s work truly exemplified the light of Christ in her. She was a woman who was determined to do the will of God and to show God’s mercy to the least of these.

 

I pray this New Year that God who dwells richly in each of us that He will guide us and show us how we too can become disciples of mercy and compassion to the least of these. Go and do His will and follow is great Command to love one another.

 

Blessings and Peace,

Mandy

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