There is just too much to get done; I can’t find the time! I often feel as if I’m spinning in circles, while trying to keep all my obligations, like juggler’s plates, above my head. I’m too often unsuccessful and everything crashes down around my feet.
I fall in and out of praying the Rosary, and I am not sure why. Maybe laziness, probably distraction, or most likely, when things are going well … the beads fall to the side. I get into these different routines, depending on the present joy or struggle, of what prayers I reach for, which spiritual reading grabs me, a certain scripture I feel called to soak in. This morning, I reached for the beads.
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In a recent homily, our parish priest reflected on the blame aspect of this passage, and how the devil uses blame to separate families. I had never thought about it, but it makes sense: Blame is a natural consequence that flows from original sin.
What are you waiting for right now? I don’t mean waiting your turn at the doctor’s office or the checkout line, or waiting to move forward in a traffic jam. I mean waiting for the next life-changing reprieve or jolt that you are powerless against.
My dad always taught us that if we borrowed something, no matter what it was, we should return it in better condition than it was when we borrowed it.