Saturday, September 13, 2014
Will return November 1
The neighbor's Lhasa Apso comes over like clockwork most nights at 10:30 p.m. My husband always lets him in.
Today our friend Jeff returned to the sacraments after forty years away. Confession. Holy Mass. He said it felt too easy. Isn't mercy, if we've hidden from it, often like that? I'm restored to grace, through none of my own power?
The best working definition of the nature of evil I've heard goes something like, "Evil is the voice that tells you before you do something, that it's no big deal --- but the instant you do it, Evil tells you that same thing is unforgivable." I wonder if there's a parallel to virtue ~ does not Satan himself imply that certain pursuits are overwhelming, and then convict our efforts as falling short or being futile, in the flip of an instant?
How does the New Age prompt go --- "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"
The good news is, all men have fallen short of the glory of God. We're in good company!
I'm tired. Gotta push Junior out the door to finish his rounds around the bluff. Stupid little dog. :)