Perhaps nothing is more challenging in living a life of Catholic spirituality than developing patience and a trust that God’s timing is better than our own. Two couples who met on CatholicMatch are the latest examples of God providing when the time is right.
Katherine (shown in the photo above with David) never really believed she would find what she was looking for. But at the very least she knew what she wanted, and that was someone to share a common faith foundation.
The 43-year-old from Minneapolis eventually connected with David, who then lived in Kansas. David, also 43-years-old, had done both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy in volunteering with the homeless. When he got a job transfer to the Twin Cities area, it seemed like everything was going in David and Katherine’s direction.
Just like that though, he ended up transferred back a couple months later. “That was extremely difficult, being 500 miles away,” Katherine recalled. “I have never done a long distance relationship before…but if you really love that person it can work and will work.”
The relationship grew stronger with the challenges, and eventually David made the decision to relocate back near Katherine. It’s been over two years since they first connected, and while the future direction is not yet determined, God has put them in a good place to work it out together.
God Exceeded My Wish
Jessica had gone through her own trials. She was 36-years-old and had already seen her first marriage end in divorce. She went through the annulment process, obtained a decree of nullity and prayed that God would bring a good Catholic man into her life.
“(Someone) that upholds the teachings of the Church and that could hold me accountable to these values,” Jessica said, recalling her wish. “God exceeded my wish…”
She met Matt, who is six years older and living less than a half-hour’s drive away. Jessica described him as kind, thoughtful, faithful to the Church and handsome to boot. “Matthew is the whole package and then some.”
Here too, the relationship’s final shape is undecided, but whether it’s Matt and Jessica, or Katherine and David, the proof that God eventually answers prayers and starts you down the path He’s prepared is there in abundance.