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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

don't be a duck if you are a frog

I am reading a book by Matthew Kelly called, Rediscover Catholicism.  Many things have struck me as I read it. I find myself saying "yes" and "amen" a lot as he helps catholics learn what it means to live with passion and purpose.

This was in what I read today:

"God calls each of us to holiness. He invites us to be truly ourselves. This call to holiness is in response to our deep desire for happiness. We cry out to God, saying show us how to find the happiness our hearts are hungry for, and God replies, Walk with me, be all I created you to be, become the best version of yourself. It is a natural and logical conclusion that we will never find happiness if we are not ourselves. Imagine if a bird tried to be a fish, or if a tree tried to be a cloud. No matter how hard a bird tried to be a fish, it would never succeed. The challenge life presents to each of us is to become truly ourselves--not the self we have imagined or fantasized about, not the self that our friends want us to be, not the self our ego would have us be, but the self God has ordained us to be from before we were in our mother's womb."

how many of us are comfortable being the us that God ordained us to be from the beginning of time? I am finding myself continually seeking to come back to who God has made me to be in the midst of the changes and transitions in my life.

God is good.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Grotto

 A day with the Lord at the Grotto.
The last time I was at the Grotto (on Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) was while I was in choir during high school. It was many years ago. 

I am continually amazed at what happens when I deliberately spend time with the Lord. I wrote about it in my latest Musings, but here are some photos.