Tuesday, March 15, 2011
First Tuesday in Lent
My computer is acting up and just erased an entire paragraph. Maybe I wasn't meant to complain to you about how late I stay at Biblical School on Monday night - and how difficult Tuesday morning is for me. Or how I cannot possibly run 5 miles this morning, get to mass, and to work by 8 a.m. Or how being on the board of my HOA cuts into my schedule tonight - I have to be at a meeting at 7 p.m. This all feels overwhelming to me.
Of course, I could be running now instead of blogging. And I can make the decision to go to Adoration at lunch time today (since I am going to EITHER mass or adoration every day for lent). And then be able to do whatever I have to do this evening.
Looking at what is going on in Japan really puts my ridiculous problems into perspective.
On 9/11/01, my daughter called me as soon as she woke up and saw what was going on.... she thought I would make her feel better. I did no such thing. We were on the phone and watching the horror unfold on television together. When the second tower fell, I cried and said "The whole world just changed." I knew there would be war and that our charmed lives as Americans had ended.
As I watch the horror in Japan, I have the same feeling. This is going to change everything.
And I think at this time, all I can do is pray.