Car Wreck

I often equate recovering from divorce to recovering from a near-fatal car accident. You emerge from divorce with your emotional well-being on life support. Every day can bring an avalanche of pain. Relief can be nowhere in sight.

Just as physical therapy is used to help mend a broken body, your faith can help mend a broken heart. It makes sense that for physical therapy to be effective it must be done consistently. A single, or sporadic, burst of exercise won’t really have any lasting effect. The same is true with your faith life. An intense night of prayer, or occasionally receiving the Eucharist, is unlikely to restore your emotional strength for very long.

Christ is The Great Healer. Your faith is the means to invite Him into your life. The more you practice it, the more you allow Christ to work His miracles. Make prayer, adoration, reading the Scriptures, and receiving the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, part of your routine. The more, the better. This is a surefire remedy to restore you back to the fullness of life after the painful collision of divorce.

Pray without ceasing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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