By John C. Preiss
Simplicity smacks us in the face when we really see the message of Fatima. The life of the children, herding the sheep in the Cova is light years from what we have today.
It seems we all need to step back from this overwhelming, hustle and bustle of life and just experience God in quietness. I don’t know about you and how you feel...I’m tired. I’m tired of trying to keep a float and living in the world. When I read about Fatima and the trials of the three shepherds, I see a great amount of trials. Although, their trials compared to ours is quite different. They had a peace and total trust in God.
Sr. Lucia, later in life said that when we pray the rosary everyday for peace, it is not just peace from wars, but peace within our hearts. We can attain a certain amount of peace from prayer. If you are on the edge and struggling with life, God hears your prayers.
Think about becoming less busy, I am surely going to try it. We tend to miss so many beautiful and peaceful things because of all the noise. Pray to the three little shepherds to help you attain that quiet peace fullness that you so long for.