This is just a quick post to encourage you this Lent: LET THE LORD LOVE YOU! Because there is really NOTHING that compares with His Love…when we just let Him love us! Here’s a bit of proof:
Each Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (and every Friday in Lent for that matter) for as long as I’ve been a Nun (and much longer than that, I’m quite sure!), our evening fast day fare is a baked potato. This year, when I realized that Ash Wednesday fell on Valentine’s Day, I admit that I was a little bummed. As the community cook, I always try make the Sisters a nice, festive meal to celebrate. Anyway, I thought: “Well, that’s that! Baked potatoes for Valentine’s day.”
Little did I know, but the Lord was preparing the Feast for us this year. Here’s the true story: I got a bag of idaho potatoes from the store for our Ash Wednesday meal. You can imagine my surprise – my utter DELIGHT and SURPRISE – when I emptied the bag into our potato bin and found this:Yes, it is a potato heart! Only the Divine Bridegroom could prepare and deliver such a surprise this Valentines Day/Ash Wednesday! He has been preparing it for so long a time…in some field in Idaho. In His Providence, He made sure that that bag was put on a truck headed toward Buckeye, AZ. Then made sure that my hand picked the right bag. And voila – BEST VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE EVER!
What can I say: “The Lord knows how to love us!”
Eat your heart out, people! – or maybe just eat a potato 😉
Amazing!! God is good…all the time! Thank u for sharing. God bless!!
Thank you Sister.. 😊
Awesome story Sr. Fidelis! Thank you for sharing! 💕💖
So beautifully amazing.
Your story is cheerful, funny, and filled with the most incredible awe inspired love!! Your smile is a reflection of His love for us, and this story uplifted not only myself but also my family@@@ thank you Sister Mary Fideles!! Thank you for spreading the love 🙂
Beautiful story! And beautiful potatoe! 💝
Sister you are so FULL of His love! blessings to all of you!
So what did you do with it??? It is awesome. I love little winks from God like this!!!
It was baked and cut into pieces so each Sister received a piece! 🙂 True story: It was in fact more delicious than any other potato than I have ever eaten!
What a wonderful story!! Praise God for His wonderful, playful love for us!
Your smile and that potato made me smile! And then to read that you cut the potato into pieces and each Sister received a piece of it made my heart smile, Such a “heart warming” story! Thank you!
It just goes to show us how God is in the little things in our lives!!! The humble potato becomes His sign of love for us! Awesome!!