Sunday, September 04, 2011
One of these things is not like the other...
Before leaving for World Youth Day I mailed prayer bracelets to my little ones who would be away at camp. Along with a note of course, telling them just how much I love them. At the end of camp, I'm still at WYD and the text comes in, "My sister got a bracelet and a letter, and I didn't."
The text goes out, "YIKES! I'll save you a bracelet and bring it home for you. Sorry you didn't get your mail. Love, mom"
Upon returning home, there was the envelope marked, Return to Sender. No explanation. OK
Now the lovely has two bracelets. One that I sealed and sent to camp with my love and promise to pray for her, and another blessed by the Pope himself. Now the big question: Are they different or are they the same?
The Pope's blessing in not so many words is centered upon fortifying and holding up the bearer of (whatever was being blessed). In this instance the bracelet. The item draws the bearer closer to those others whom also wear the bracelets. Creating one continuous community in prayer.
So are prayers to the same loving God, from the Pope more influential than those sent forth by just a mom? Just wondering...