Monday, February 27, 2012

Be Ridiculous.

Who would have thought that 2 moms, in the regular course of a day of homeschooling (her) and potty training (me), could have done something so crazy.....??

At 9am on Friday Feb. 24th Malcolm's grant was a bit short of $2000....

we hoped to bump it up to $2500 by the end of the day....

That goal was BLASTED by noon....

and this Monday morning, February 27th, Malcolm has $5080.72!!!!!

And we know more is coming from people who are sending in checks "snail mail"!!

Who would have thought???

Not us.

It seemed ridiculous really....

I am reading a book about Mother Angelica, the cloistered nun who started the EWTN Catholic satellite the author notes...

"If a fifty-eight-year-old, crippled, cloistered nun with only a high school education could create a media empire with little more than faith and guts, what excuse do you really have?" (from Mother Angelica's Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality by Raymond Arroyo)

Maybe pictures inspire you more than words...

Here is the truth:

"We have lost the theology of risk. There is an inner confidence that we've lost. We've lost zeal. We've lost guts. Unless you are willing to to the ridiculous, God will not do the miraculous." (Mother Angelica)

We....the body of Christ here on earth...need to get out there....


Because at the end that is all that matters....

"I'm not afraid to fail, because I've always learned something when I've failed. I'll tell you what I'm afraid of- and when I think about it I break into a cold sweat - I'm scared to death of dying and having the Lord say to me, "Angelica, this is what you might have done had you trusted more." I'm petrified of that." (Mother Angelica)

What are YOU going to do today....this week.... that looks ridiculous.....

....but really is the thing that matters most??

Comments welcome to inspire others!!!!!


  1. Love this! I'm still in shock and so grateful for everyone who stepped forward for Malcolm. Your willingness to take a risk was incredibly inspiring for so many of us! Thank you!

  2. Great post! Thanks for sharing. I want to share it on Facebook.

  3. Amen. Will be giving something to help.

  4. I will be donating too. I am also praying for him and his forever family and that they will be together soon!

  5. Praying Malcolm will get to go home soon! God bless you for introducing us to him.

  6. It's up to $5125.72 now! Hee hee! I'm giggling like a little girl!