Don't You Just Love Days Like Today?
Don't you just love days like today? I used to not. When I was young I always dreaded "perfect days" because I knew that it couldn't last -- it was the calm before the storm, so to speak. I knew the "high" was going to be, inevitably, followed by a low so I would prefer to not have the "high". As I have gotten older, I have learned to enjoy these sorts of days -- to savor them gives me something to get through the not so perfect days.
It all began this morning. I have typically always thought of Sunday as the end of the week rather than the beginning. I have always felt like it was the end of the weekend, which of course it is, but I have always looked at it as the end of something instead of the beginning. Today was different, though. As I sat in church listening to an excellent sermon by our senior priest, it occurred to me that I was seeing things all wrong. Sunday is the beginning of the week, a new beginning. As Sunday goes, so goes the week. It was an epiphany. As I listened I looked around and realized how secure I feel in church. I have always loved church and I have always needed church. Today as I sat there soaking up all that was going on around me -- the wiggly kids, the choir singing, the clergy in their robes and berettas -- the one thing that stuck with me was one line out of Father's message -- "nothing is impossible with God". I needed to hear that. The last few weeks have been jolting, mind boggling and emotion wrenching. I needed to hear that sentence. I am always amazed when the message seems to be intended just for me.
Have a wonderful week!