Enjoy where you’re at. Be grateful for what you have.
St. Basil the Great
"On Social Justice"(via tyler-saurusrex)
Lord, that I may trust You.
I went to a Mass on a retreat this past weekend that involved:
an iPad instead of a missal
a very long homily with several extra bible readings from the congregation
the priest asking people to respond during the homily
people clapping during and after the homily
the priest instructing people to hold hands during the Our Father
the priest speaking during the elevation of the host and chalice
singing the song “God is so good” after the Our Father.
he also had moments in between prayers where he would sometimes start talking about something else not explicitly related to the part of the Mass he was at.
I have to admit….it felt like several abuses
I have met several Vocation Wrecks, who can never manage to get close to deciding what to do with what God has given.
Gaze upon Him, consider Him, contemplate Him, as you desire to imitate Him.
Our labor here is brief, but the reward is eternal. Do not be disturbed by the clamor of the world which passes like a shadow. Do not let the false delights of a deceptive world deceive you.
St. Clare of Assisi