By Allison Gingras|2018-02-28T06:29:16-06:00February 28th, 2018|Walk in Her Sandals -Option B|2 Comments
About the Author: Allison Gingras
Allison Gingras is a social media and digital specialist with the Diocese of Fall River, Family Rosary, and CatholicMom.com. Kelly Wahlquist wrote the foreword for her "Encountering Signs of Faith: My Unexpected Journey with Sacramentals, the Saints, and the Abundant Grace of God" (Ave Maria Press). She created the Stay Connected Journals (OSV), including "The Gift of Invitation" and "Seeking Peace." www.ReconciledToYou.com
While many good things in life do require sacrifice, many others do not, for example, God’s love and mercy required nothing of us but to accept these precious gifts. So to say ‘nothing’ good comes without sacrifice is not true, in my opinion. I think we always need to consider the time and situation of people we study. It helps with our understanding more fully.
Mary Ellen, I definitely see your point – that we do nothing to earn God’s good gifts. I think Huldah’s (well Stephanie’s point really cuz Huldah is fictional) point is the blessings that come from sacrifice. Even that great gift you speak of came to us via Christ’s sacrifice of his life – and all the suffering he accepted on our behalf. Just another way of seeing this — Sacrifice is a good though our world tries to twist it to a negative. Thanks for sharing your thoughts… I love engaging in discussions on this stuff!!