All I Need

“God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you may have an abundance for every good work.” (2 Cor 9:8)

When this line showed up in the first reading on the morning of August 10, our entire community noticed it. Our Lord was reminding us that he is providing for us, in abundance, all the graces we need as we start this new step of our journey with him–as he always has.

During my first three days in Madrid, I have definitely seen this in action.

As I walked into the beautiful chapel in my new home at 9:00 am on August 11, after a full night of airline food, dozing off, and movies, I fell to my knees with a huge sense of relief. As I looked up at the tabernacle, the sight brought me to tears. He has been waiting for me here. The same Jesus who I have always known, the same Jesus to whom I have consecrated my life, the same Jesus who was in the chapel in Greenville and who came with me when I left, is here. He is the same, and he has never left my side.

In this, I always have all I need.



About Carol Dodd

Carol Dodd is a Consecrated Woman of Regnum Christi in her studies stage of formation. She is from Dallas, Texas, where she attended The Highlands, the Regnum Christi school there, for 11 years. After graduating, she was a Regnum Christi missionary in Chicago for one year. She made her first vows on March 14, 2015 after two years of candidacy at the formation center in Rhode Island. After three years at Mater Ecclesiae College, she is now part of the new studies stage community in Madrid, where she is studying Theology at the Universidad Eclesiástica San Dámaso.
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