Suffering, little sufferings, big sufferings – it makes us seek the light. In larger sufferings, we of course throw our hands up, hit our knees, and pray. We find ourselves lost for any control or even effort – so we beg God for his assistance. We should be begging for mercy – but more often than not it a pleading for help.
It is the little sufferings where we often forget to seek God, and yet it is precisely those times that we should most easily seek Him. If we are lost in little ways, it is so conceited and full of ourselves if we think we can find the path, alone – without light. Shouldn’t we most want to ask God for the little favors since they are so little?
Saint Lucy is an important saint to our family. We are fiercely devoted to her, and she has often found much favor for us. I think God wants us to learn from the Saints – ways to love Him the way they did. With Lucy it was unwavering devotion – blind devotion. Yet, her name, she was the light – in her blindness, and devotion – it is then that we can most see God.
Saint Lucy – let us know that it is always darkest before the dawn, but that once we find the light and the light appears let us not forget the night. Let that night, the darkness remain in us just enough to keep us close to the light.
Saint Lucy – Ora Pro Nobis.