Sunday, May 04, 2008

"Worldly people call illnesses misfortunes, but the saints call them visitations of God and favors."

Worldly people call illnesses misfortunes, but the saints call them visitations of God and favors. When we are ill we ought certainly to take remedies in order to be cured, but we should always be resigned to whatever God disposes.
– St. Alphonsus De Liguori

2 Comments:

At 5/14/2008 2:02 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

October of 2005 I was admitted to ICU for 7 entire days- the youngest person there- and it took 4 days for them to figure out what was killing me, and how to stop it. Not cancer, but a rare autoimmune condition called CNS vasculitis. A year of prednisone, and another year recovering from the prednisone therapy saved my life. The vasculitis still haunts me. At least it isn’t messing with my brain this time around.
When I was clinging to life- and had a crash cart come to revive me at one point- I saw the horizon between here and there. I saw that no matter which way I turned it was beautiful! That vision brings me peace every day-hour-breath of my life today.

 
At 5/14/2008 6:52 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

Beautiful - Thanks Leslie.

 

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