From reader Marilyn Crawford of Raleigh, NC:
Hi Heather - I actually had to quit watching TV about 4 months ago. I spent the month before the election working on canvassing my neighborhood and worked 8 hours at the polls on election night. I woke up the 'day after' thinking I would be quite 'down' and instead my first thought was ...'but we are Easter people'. I have no idea why that popped into my brain, but this chatter is not what matters. One of my husband's clients called and wanted him to bring the paperwork to her house to sell all her investments.
Since this client is also a good friend of mine, a much older lady who has spent MUCH too much time watching the news this past view years, I told my husband "tell her that we are Easter people." He was mystified but did - she decided not to sell her investments and calmed down. I spent an hour at Adoration Wednesday evening and all in all it was a terrific day.
I have come to realize that 'practicing Catholic' doesn't mean showing up for Mass once a week, but its more like practicing the piano - the more you do, the more it becomes a 'part' of you - all day, every day.
Life is strange, but beautiful.
|The other day, late afternoon, I was walking along Sunset Blvd. |
near the 99-Cents Only store in Silver Lake when I looked up at the palm trees and
for a second thought they were draped with tinsel. It was "only" the sun,
gilding the edges...