Imagine you’re pregnant, unchurched and addicted, and you want to step out of the darkness and into the light. What sort of hand will you trust to lead you out?
Here's a snip from Calah Alexander's story:
I believe with all my heart that any path other than the one our priest set us on would have ended disastrously for our family. "Scorched earth" is a pretty apt term for what would have been left of the three of us if the Ogre and I had been pressured and brow-beaten into attempting to correct our lives at once. I believe that because even being on the slowest path possible out of mortal sin was almost too much for us. There were so many close calls, so many narrowly averted crises. We almost didn't make it to a place of relative stability, and we wouldn't have if weren't for God's infinite patience, mercy, love, and grace. He let us move slowly, and he loved us in spite of it.
Please, take the time to read the whole of Calah's story here.
Mercy is indeed patient and patience is a path to healing and holiness.
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