This is in dedication to all things true, infinite, beautiful, and good. I'm growing as a person and encourage you to do so as well. About Me: I'm ridiculously Catholic and loving it. Saint Francis of Assisi is my Confirmation Saint. I enjoy run on sentences.
Magazines and movies make love look like a feeling. Sometimes it flickers and often it fades. But don’t worry! “Love” is waiting right around the corner with someone else. Someone less messy. Someone less complicated. This love is selfish love- the kind I’ve received and given far too often. But I long for messy love. The kind that hurts for good reason. The kind that takes sacrifice. The kind that seeks to give more than it takes. A love that embraces the mess.
hold on my darling. this mess was yours, now your mess is mine.
On 4 October 1965, Pope #PaulVI addressed the United Nations, pleading for disarmament during a time of great turmoil, and asking the world to pray for peace. Today, this message is as important as ever! Blessed Paul VI, #PrayforUs.
"When you plant seeds in the garden, you don’t dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet. You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time. Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart. Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they’re ready."
I became a Christian when I was 20. Though my love for Jesus came easily, my acceptance of church traditions did not. Communion struck me as a pointless relic of orthodoxy. The vague cannibalism implied by “this-is-my-body” and “this-is-my-blood”…
I rolled my windows down on the way to work yesterday. It was raining and the wind was blowing. I watched the freshly fallen leaves dance. The rivers were full and my hair was messy. I thought about this season, both literally with the mountain drives through the changing aspens, and figuratively with the longing for love and getting lost in a new city.
I think I’m ready to sing songs like this one. To understand sacrifice and struggle with someone next to me. To kiss like real people do.