Are you comfortable or uncomfortable?
Which is best for you?
21 days. No Heineken or anything else. I feel great! Rosary tomorrow while the Red and Gray Corned Beef for the Saint Pat’s dinner at the church cooks tomorrow after the 4:00 Mass.
Best Lent ever!
CS Lewis is really a treasure!
I am becoming ever more uncomfortable. Gave up tobacco products for lent. But that’s not the source of my discomfort.
Just last week our office went to a funeral memorial service for the husband of my boss. That man was diagnosed with stage for Cancer (abdominal)on January 8 and died March 9. A gonner; this was nothing less than a train wreck for him, his wife and family. He was 60. Our time here is short.
The growing source of my discomfort is the slow dawn of realization that while I’ve kept true to the observation of the Churches proscriptions, keeping holy the sabath, observing Holy Days of Obligation, going to confession, keeping Lenten duties, Stations of the Cross and daily prayer, I’m not “doing” the doings that Jesus really commanded we do. I contribute to the church each week; I contribute to DSF each year, but in terms of helping the poor, feeding the hungry, visiting the prisoners in jail, clothing the needy, I’m not so good. The “Christ” event that has always troubled me is the story of the rich young man told to give his wealth away to the poor and to follow Jesus. If that’s the measure of our “justification” in the Lord, I come up perilously short. I’m not a “people” person; I prefer to keep my neighbors at arms length. I can love my neighbor....at a distance, but up close and personal, not so much.
It is troubling.