Abundant Life

“Two years ago, did you ever imagine you would be running a marathon in Paris, France?” I asked Linda, a recent participant in our Recovering from Divorce program. Her face lit up and with a big smile, she said, “Not in my wildest dreams! I didn’t even start running until after my divorce.” I believed her. Something that seemed impossible just two years ago was about to happen. Her head was still spinning from trying to grasp this new, amazing reality.

Linda, like most people, was struggling mightily after her divorce with the emotional pain and uncertainty. To her, the future seemed bleak. So, what was the cause for her miraculous transformation? It’s more straightforward than you might think: Linda had experienced Christ’s healing power that comes from living the Catholic faith. It didn’t happen overnight; however, the more fully she lived her faith the more she was transformed.

Christ has a plan of abundant life for each of us. The pain of divorce had blinded Linda to that truth. Once she embraced her faith, Christ was able to heal her and lead her back to the path He had planned for her all along—a plan of abundant hope and joy. Now, her future is bright and filled with optimism and endless possibilities. The same can happen to you. Embrace your Catholic faith and claim the abundant life Christ has planned for you!

“I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10

Originally posted 2015-03-09 06:00:06.

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