Tonight I read Minerva's latest post! Many of you have as well. If you haven't visited her blog, please pay her a visit @ http://www.womanlyparts.blogspot.com I have taken the liberty of copying her post and adding it to the PILGRIM PALS site.
When you read her gut-wrenching, honest, transparent, no-holds-barred account you can't help but love her and cry out to our Father, God, on her behalf.
Let's commit to stay before the Father on behalf of Minerva, asking Him, by His grace, to come alongside her in a way that she's never known before.
Please don't preach at her with your comments. I know you wouldn't! Right now she needs our love, compassion, care and prayers. Of course we know that she needs God's touch bringing salvation, healing and eternal life but He will do that as we pray.
PLEASE PRAY FOR MINERVA, DEAR PILGRIM PALS! THANK YOU!
Minerva boldly writes from a broken heart:
"I am struggling with God at the moment. I know that so many of you are comforted by Him and his words, and share that faith with me. I know that many of you are praying for me and I do appreciate that. I have always believed somehow. At university, I flirted with the idea of becoming a Catholic in the Newman tradition but swerved away at the last minute. I have attended church, taken communion and believed, truly, in a divine presence that is greater than us all.
I have done all these things, all these things until now. I just cannot believe any more, cannot believe that someone, something which is essentially benevolent would visit on a mother the possibility of cancer for a third time in 18 months. I feel forsaken, lost in the desert, unwanted and unloved. I feel like the runt of the litter, one of the unchosen, the unelected. Why has this happened? Why is this happening? If there really is a 'big idea', then what part of it do I fit into? Do I really have to be a modern Job? My God, why hast thou forsaken me?
I don't believe any more. I don't believe in an afterlife, in great hands that will hold my soul for evermore. I have gazed into the chasm of death, and there is nothing after this life, nothing and no one for us just a great canyon of oblivion.
I no longer have faith."