- 1-It seems like the media is focused on remembering and commemorating the attacks of 9/11 this Sunday. It certainly is a day and date that is to be marked. We, on the other hand, will be celebrating, not the attacks, but my mother-in-law's 75th birthday. My aunt also shares the same birthday and has often said that she wanted to just ignore it because of what had happened on that day. No way! We need to celebrate life and its infinite good possibilities.
- 2 -A couple of weeks ago DH and I went to a neighboring parish's Sunday evening teen rock Mass. It is an experience, one I can only manage perhaps about every six months. It is refreshing to see the teens so excited about their faith and to see them participate fully in the sacrament. But, I guess I'm showing my age, the music is a bit much for me. It's a bit too theatrical and not worshipful. I suppose the teens think the same about the music I prefer at Mass.
- 3 -After that Mass, we stopped at our favorite burger joint for dinner. We just made it to the front door when the skies let loose and it poured buckets. A little while later, while we were munching on our wings, someone who was sitting on the restaurant's patio came rushing in a side door. He wanted to share the massive and glorious rainbow that was out there with all of us inside. What a moment of kindness and joy!
- 4 -I'm trying to get my mojo going and start a sewing project. But I sit here undecided. Do I start the sweatshirt or the quilt? Which should it be?
- 5 -How many is too many book clubs? They're starting a new one at church, one focused primarily on Catholic fiction, with one non-fiction thrown in for good measure. I'm impressed with the list of books the organizer has chosen for us to read. There's a couple I've read before, but should read again and again, CS Lewis' The Great Divorce and GK Chesterton's Manalive. The first one should be interesting - Fatherless by Brian Gail. I better get started soon as I saw that it's over 500 pages!
- 6 -We've been known to rent movies and not watch them. Hollywood would not survive if there were more people like us. Last weekend we actually watched one, Win Win, with Paul Giamatti. I usually like his movies as they are quirky and a bit off the beaten path. This was no exception.
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“To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”
– A Short History of England, GK Chesterton
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Have a great weekend!