Monday, March 10, 2014
Seems Pope Francis has improved the attitude of many people about the Catholic Church and its direction. Behavior of the people has not changed. They may feel better about the Church, but they are not going back to church. When someone decides to go back to church they still must face the fellow in the pulpit, at the altar, on the other end of the phone, if he even answers the phone. If the priest could speak the vernacular so that he could be understood, gave a homily that is brief, based upon the scripture, and with a positive message of how we could live our daily life, that might trump even a bad Borgia pope. As the ad says, "It's not that complicated."
Sunday, March 9, 2014
When God refers to us as "servants," I think that God wants us to shut up and listen to find out what God's will is. Most of us just know how to do the prayer of babble. We talk. We want. We whine. Bad servant. Try meditation. Bored? When did God become your entertainment center?
Saturday, March 8, 2014
I am visiting a place where there was an "extra" car. Good. I would save money on a rental. It turned out I was driving my coffin. The car had major problems which I did not discover until I had put several hundred miles on it in a couple of weeks of work. By the time we got it fixed up it cost about $900. Now it has good tires and brakes and motor belt. Yikes! Next time you think you are saving money on someone offering you a car, make inquires about its fitness. Look it over and in. Isn't your life worth it? I ask God to take care of me, but I need to put a little effort into my care as well. I have faith in God, but now not so much faith in "extra" cars.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I found a flat tire on my car in a parking lot here in Florida. Yuk. Big nail in the tire. Anyway, after the usual whining, and fear based response, I got it taken care of. Made me think. My soul has holes in it from bad habits, character defects and bad choices. I need the wind of the Spirit to blow some sanity back into my soul. I need to be God-filled. I pray and get God-filled. Then I mess up and get flat and deflated. Become useless. Back to prayer, being helpful and so on it goes.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Did you know that you pay for air now? I thought it was free. I had a slow leak, or not so slow, in my front right tire, the one you never look at when you get in and out of the driver's seat. I had to pay a dollar in quarters to get the hose to give air into the tire. I want a world in which I get what I want without cost. Come to think of it, everything has a cost. A flower blooms without me paying anything. Yet, if I mess up the environment, no flower. Even God has a cost. Give up my life to find my life. Ponder that one!