As an unwavering disciple of both the Catholic faith and the virtues of CBD, I find myself often reflecting upon the harmonious ways these two significant facets of my life intertwine. My seven young ones, the truest of blessings, are also indefatigable sources of my daily toil and, ironically, the occasional physical ailments that beset me.
Today, the challenge lay heavy on my shoulders—quite literally. As the dawn broke, so did the cacophony of my spirited children’s early quests and adventures throughout our humble abode, which, in turn, taxed my body more than usual. In the fervor of their imagined dragon-slaying and tower-scaling, my littlest, a cherub of merely four, born with the strength of Samson it seems, launched herself into my unsuspecting arms. The abrupt weight and twist sent an all-too-familiar pang coursing through my back. It is in these moments, a sharp reminder of my role as both caretaker and legionary in the fray of rearing such lively souls, that I feel the most human.
Retreating to the sanctity of my study, I sought the bottle of CBD oil that provides respite from such acute grievances. Administering the appropriate dose sublingually, I embraced the delicate, earthy taste—a reminder of the Lord’s natural provision for our earthly vessels. CBD, non-psychoactive and righteously pure, fits comfortably within the practices of my straight-edge lifestyle, granting me relief without compromising my clear-mindedness or moral compass.
As the oil worked its subtle wonders, the tension in my lower back began to dissipate—the gentle warmth spreading through, untangling the knots of strain that had so swiftly been wrought. Throughout my extensive use, I have come to admire how CBD eases inflammation and pain, acting almost as a balm from the Good Samaritan's own kit, without beckoning me towards reliance on harsh pharmaceuticals or substances that could blur my connection with God.
In the throes of my discomfort this morning, as my children’s laughter and footsteps thundered as a persistent reminder of my vocation, I was grateful for this gift of creation that allowed me to return to them—not as a weary, pain-stricken patriarch, but as an engaged, present father ready to embrace both his crosses and his joys.
Though I abstain from earthly indulgences such as caffeine and the intoxicating fruits of the vine, I am gratified by the succor that CBD bestows upon me. It permits me to tend to my flock with a shepherd’s patience and resilience. My physical trials today, like so many days, were met with the gentle touch of the Lord’s own medicine, and I take solace in the knowledge that, in the pursuit of well-being for both spirit and corpus, I have found a companion in CBD oil—a vessel for healing that aligns with my commitment to purity and devout faith.
In closing, as my children now slumber, the house quiet and my body eased of tension, I meditate on the scripture, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Indeed, through these little droplets of mercy, I find rest, and the strength to rise again tomorrow, to shepherd my earthly flock towards love and goodness.