Reflect: St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) used to share a story about a mother embroidering a quilt. Next to her, on a small stool, was her little son. As the son looked up at his mother’s embroidery, all he could see was the underside, and he said to her, “Mama, what an ugly picture! There are strings going every-which-way and it doesn’t look like anything!” The mother didn’t speak, but lowered her embroidery so that her son could the right side of the quilt. He looked at it with amazement, because he could now see how each thread had a specific place and purpose, to create a beautiful picture.
When we don’t see God’s plan, its easy to despair and think God has forgotten us. But in reality, God is weaving each moment of our lives into a beautiful tapestry that will bring us closer to Him. We may only see the underside of the tapestry, and it may look really messy. When we finally see the whole picture, we will see the beauty God had in mind all along.
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