Sunday, November 3, 2002

I find myself again on another Sunday morning, wondering where the week went. The semester will be over soon. A little too soon for me. I would rather it ended last month, when I had all A's than in the next month, when I'll be struggling to remember my own name.

Last night I set my alarm so that I could get up in time for church. Somewhere along the line we lost power and I woke up to a blinking 4:20AM. I force myself up to find out what time it is, and it's 7:59. I had 15 minutes to get up and get to church.

So I get there about 10 minutes late and I walk in, fully intending to sit in the back and pay attention.... Here's the church, here's the steeple, open the door, and there.... are no people!!! No one was there!! I remember churches being scarey when I was young and it was 6:30 in the morning and the only light came from real candles in the chandeliers. Today was the scariest, there was no one - on a sunday morning - and it was pitch black inside. There was no sign that the service was moved or that the times were changed. Usually, the lights are on all the time for people who want to come and pray by themselves. I got back in my car and drove to Wally's World. Picked up a few essentials and went home.

I looked up the readings today on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website and read with my cup of green tea. Two lines popped out at me: "Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example. For they preach but they do not practice." I need to remember to keep my mouth shut and do what it is I need to do. Talk is cheap. Action is where it's at. Although I know that is not what was intended by the reading, but that is what came to mind. The second line was: "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted". Something else I need to keep in mind.

I got to talk to PhooDitty last night. It was good to hear her voice. I can't wait to spend time with her this holiday season. It will feel very good to not have to work at all!! :-)

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

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