Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Miscellanea

(Photo taken last spring.... it is still brown here now)
This morning, through a bunch of circumstances that kept me from my normal mass times (either 5 p.m. on Saturday or 7 a.m. on Sunday), I attended a mass I never attend.  At 9 a.m. at my church there is a beautiful choir, accompanied by organ.  They sing actual Sacred Music!  Without drums or tambourines!  No flutes or guitars!!!    Who knew this was actually going on at my very own church?  I didn't.  It will require a lot of maneuvering to get this to be my new schedule, but I think I am going to make an effort to do so.

I am sorry, I know I shouldn't be snotty about music, but I am.  

I have tomorrow off, which I am grateful for.  I only worked two days last week (because of illness), but I am still exhausted.  My coach wouldn't let me run the 7 miles I was scheduled to do yesterday morning, instead I walked 5.  And I am beat!  I love Sunday, I love the fact that I can legitimately sit myself down and work on my Biblical School homework.  I am not slacking!  I am keeping the Sabbath!

This morning I met with a woman who had asked to speak to me about some issues she is having.  We had coffee (well, actually I had water), and she talked.  Finally, I told her I needed to leave to go to church.  She asked what church I attended and I told her.  She told me she is Catholic.   I had no idea.  She told me she is thinking of returning to the church!  YAY!  We talked about all the churches in the neighborhood. She asked me about the one closest to her house.  I told her I frequently go to 6:30 a.m. weekday mass there.  Her eyes lit up.  6:30 in the morning?  Yep.  She said she might go.  I probably should have closed the deal by saying "I'll meet you there tomorrow!"  But I didn't.  

I am still a work in progress....


  1. And from my vantage point, you are definitely progressing. Keep up the good work.

  2. First of all--where you live is beautiful! And I am a music snob also. And sometimes a food snob. So I join you on the "work in progress" mode. I am happy for you that you found that mass! It sounds lovely.
    I am also still getting better, TOO slowly! lol But instead of not running 7 miles, I am not doing my little Zumba workouts.
    You sound pretty amazing, to me.

  3. What a lovely story. I am praying you get better soon.

    God bless.

  4. Glad to hear you found this mass!

  5. Don't underestimate the importance of church music. I think I saw a study where music was one of the most important factors that kept people in the faith. The Protestants understood this way back and developed lots of church music. Actually we Catholics did too millenia ago with Gregorian chants. While for me the glory of praising God is enough to bring me to church, music really makes that glory happen. So I'm glad you found the right type of music for you.

    We are all progressing, but I wish I was as progressed as you!