Dear my dearest Stephanie,
How wonderful you are. How wonderful are the women who surround you. How wonderful is the family that supports you. How wonderful is the man you have chosen to spend your life with. And, how great is the one you call God.
Relish in God’s love for you and for all of creation. Return to lectio divina – pray with Jesus as teacher and be among those who learn from him. Rely on the Spirit – may it give you the courage and expel those movements of the dark spirit who taunts you and lures you into believing you are an imposter.
Be light. Be love. You are a minister of presence. That is the core of who you are. Let go of worldly and professional benchmarks that cause you anxiety and nourish the gifts of you have. Be the listener you are born to be. Be the humble servant who does the will of God and pray to learn the ways to usher in the Kingdom of God on earth.
You love deeply and you surround yourself with others who love deeply – don’t forget that. When temptation to judge and divide manifests itself, call on God and ask for grace. Continue to ask for the graces you need. Don’t forget to make the time to name the graces you need – that means quiet alone time (even as you approach marriage)!
Pray, pray often, and pray with others.
As it is often said, God loves you and God desires to be in relationship with you – let yourself evolve in your understanding of this. Open yourself to the creative ways of God and do not compare to previous experiences of God. They are all blessings and offer you spiritual gifts.
I love you and you are divine.