"Every experience God gives us, every person he puts in our lives,
is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see."
(Corrie Ten Boom)
I placed this quotation in my 2009 Prayer Journal. I think Corrie's life story is so appropriate for the Advent season, because she lived her life trusting in the Lord. Lornelia Arnolda "Corrie" Ten Boom was a Dutch Watchmaker and later a writer. She and her family were devout, strict Calvinists in the Dutch Reformed Church. During World War II they hid some 800 Jews in their home from the Nazis and saved them. They were eventually betrayed by Dutch people who cooperated with the Nazis. Corrie, her father and sister, were sent to Concentration camps. Only Corrie survived. After the war, Corrie returned to Holland to start a rehab ministry for Concentration camp survivors. She included Nazi cooperators in it, too. She also started a worldwide ministry, and wrote a book titled, "The Hiding Place."
Corrie, 1893 to 1983, died in Orange County, California.
"Whenever I am afraid, I will put my trust in God."
Blessings, love, and hugs, Fr. Jack.