Last night when I went to bed, Brian and I were discussing the state of things. We have been sick off and on for at least 3 weeks. Not a horrible illness, but at least every five or so days someone has fever again. Colds. Congestion. Yesterday it was Andrew's turn to get a fever. And as we went to bed I wasn't convinced Michael didn't have a fever. Sure enough this morning tells us he does. He just had a fever the weekend before last!
I am frustrated to say the least. When will it end? Why are we being assaulted so? I desire a time where we are all healthy for a while. I know every mother wishes the same. I get discouraged. I find myself wondering what I am doing wrong that we persist in illness. If only I could make it go away. I can't control it. I can't make it go away. But I am stubborn.
I sleep on it. I wake to find Michael feverish. I still feel discouraged. And to top it all off, I am still congested and my neck really hurts.
And so this morning I open my Bible to read the Mass readings for the day. I read the first sentence, laugh, close my Bible and look at my favorite picture of Jesus hanging before me. Ha Ha - Very funny!
It says, "You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit."