Friday, July 13, 2007


" Malfoy stared at Dumbledore.

'But I got this far, didn't I?" he said slowly.
'They thought I'd die in the attempt, but I'm here..and you're in my power...I'm the one with the're at my mercy...'

'No, Draco,' said Dumbledore quietly.' It is my mercy and not yours, that matters now.' "

I am re-reading the sixth Harry Potter book ~ "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."

This morning I was moved, I was touched, by the above dialogue.

I was reminded once again of the mercy of God. Of how I think and plan and worry but ultimately must lay down my worries and over planning, resting in His mercy.

I saw His mercy in my all clear from my specialist this week - no cancer!

I saw His mercy in the forgiveness of my children, in their understanding of the whys behind my cross words, my failings.

I felt His mercy today, after a sleepless night worrying about the Kumon Education Centre of which I am Supervisor. Field staff visited my centre yesterday ~ I saw only my faults and worried that I wouldn't "make the grade". Whatever that grade may be. The positive response and discussion this morning with the Kumon staff made me smile at my worries and made me remember to trust , act and pray.

I experienced God's mercy at Mass this morning with the children, while praying and really listening to the homily and receiving Him in the Eucherist.

One can find God and His mercy in many places - yes, even in a Harry Potter book.


Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Lovely post!

I'm learning these lessons, too - and I'm a slow learner, it seems!

Glad you're well!

Fr. Benedict M. said...

"One can find God and His mercy in many places - yes, even in a Harry Potter book." Guess who'll be using that line in an upcoming homily :)

Leonie said...

Maria, we are in the same boat - its hard sometimes to remember to trust! Hope all will get fixed with your car..

Fr, hey, glad you liked the line!

Cindy said...

Wonderful.. yes God's mercy is everywhere in our lives since he is the source of it all. Beautiful post Leonie!

Leonie said...

Very true, Cindy. :-)