I just went to Mass in the town where I am staying for the race tomorrow. It is a beautiful old church, and I was impressed that the church was full, and almost silent prior to the beginning of Mass. It was lovely. I was disappointed that nothing was said of Pope John Paul II's beatification today. And Divine Mercy Sunday was only mentioned in passing.
In my parish, Divine Mercy Sunday is a BIG deal. And I like it that way.
I was disappointed - But I know what is in my heart and so does God.
Half marathon tomorrow. And the weather is supposed to be horrible. 28 degrees and snow. Oh well. In 16 more hours it will be over - good , bad, or indifferent - it will be history.
And for now, I am going to the hotel dining room for their "special" for runners.... a $17. plate of pasta. I am too tired and lazy to go try to find something more reasonable. I need to get a meal in my belly and put my feet up and relax before getting to bed really, really early.
God bless you all.