Ms Universe 2017 South Africa, deserves the crown not because she wowed the judges and drop-jaw the audience but because SHE is more than what our eyes can see.
She is not just an ordinary woman, who posesses the beauties of the universe, she is a woman for, with and in God.
Sometimes healing comes through Silence.
Often, Silence brings powerful words, often, deafening.
There is nothing to write,
There is nothing to pour,
Only, yet, a heart longing for love.
I am thankful because I don’t understand
I am thankful because most of the time I really don’t deserve any favors
I am thankful because it was just a sheer gift – gratuitous, if I may use it.
I am thankful because there’s so much to be grateful for
I am thankful even when I am always in pain, always in darkness, always in a tunnel- waiting.
I am grateful because He never gives up on me
I am grateful because I want to be
Father, look with love upon your people,
the love which our Lord Jesus Christ showed us
when he delivered himself to evil men
and suffered the agony of the cross,
for he lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Liturgy of the Hours, Good Friday Concluding Prayer