Thursday, 24 September 2009

Pray, Hope and Don't Worry


I watched a really interesting programme about Padre Pio tonight. A bit spooky in bits, what with the whole bi-location and wrestling with the devil thing. But I didn't realise one of his sayings was 'Pray, hope and don't worry'. It's so simple, like John Paul II's 'Be not afraid'.
Easier said than done, of course. We had a setback today with the house we can't sell. Someone who had agreed to rent it has pulled out. It would have been a huge help as we are paying mortgage on that house and rent on this one each month. We'll just have to pray, hope and not worry....
The picture came from rosary.org via Google images. If you click on it, you'll find a lovely story about Padre Pio and pasta, which he and my boys share a love of, apparently.

We are still blessed with sunshine here, an Indian summer. It's wonderful to be able to spend time outside with the lads, Lou on my back in the sling, Roo chattering incessantly, picking 'berries' (but 'not red ones') and dig, dig, digging. Today we planted mustard seeds in the veg patch. My hero from Gardener's World, Alys Fowler, recommended it on the telly as a green manure, so it was a good incentive to clear the ground (again) and kick-start our life of self-sufficiency. (Yeah, right!)

4 comments:

Anne said...

Beautiful picture, wonderful holy man! Thank you so much for this post!

Maria said...

I love Padre Pio - some of the stuff is sort of crazy, but I love him because he's just so simple of a person. He's one of my favorite saints.

Maria said...

I love Padre Pio - it's so cool to have such a mystical, yet concrete, saint of the 20th century.

Mary333 said...

I love Padre Pio and from reading the comments, I guess I'm in good company. His picture is the first thing that I see in the morning, it's on the wall next to my bed.