Friday, April 21, 2006

Adoration and Understanding

Since I'm so silent here lately, at least I can post the article I wrote for my parish bulletin. I put in a little squib once each month to announce our 24-hour Eucharistic Adoration on First Fridays. Thinking up one paragraph to place among the school announcements, lecter schedules and wedding announcements to catch the attention of the fence-sitter is a fun challenge each time.

C. S. Lewis wrote “The instruction, after all, is to ‘Take. Eat.’ It was not ‘Take. Understand.’” Part of the power of Adoration in the heart and mind is that you cannot reach the end of God! There is always something to learn, by reading the Bibles and books put out for your use, or in simply presenting your concerns to God, for a mutual review. Or, finally, just sitting quietly and being in the presence of Love Incarnate.

I so wish people would give a few minutes of their time to the simple prayer of Adoration, on the way to work, on the way home, at lunch, before a date, after a date (what a test!).... It's not scary, there's no rules (other than silence), nobody can tell if you're "doing it wrong," and you can't do it wrong!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Why Therese Z hasn't been around much, either

Actually, no excuse. Just no worthwhile bloggable thoughts, tapped out, only a bunch of harumphs, as in "Harumph. If all the rosaries strung over the rear view mirrors of cars were actually used in prayer and meditation on Christ's love for us, peace would already reign in the US!" And "Harumph. If people would just come to church for three months, say, without complaining, their lives would change, and they'd stop complaining to me!" See how fruitless?

Hope your Lent is a time of holiness, and your Spring is as exciting as Roz's.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Why Roz hasn't been around much

What he said.

My humblest apologies.


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"There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being. This much we know."

Pres. Barack Obama, Feb 5, 2009