It was like pulling teeth to make this one happen. Did yesterday’s recording in one take; this one took 7 or 8. But hey, I got it done, and I even rant a little bit in it.
My hope is to get another recording done later with some thoughts on the latest restrictions from the Diocese, as well as the Papal blessing from Friday. No guarantees, though.
3 thoughts on “5th Sunday of Lent: March 29, 2020”
Very nice reflection Fr. Mike…something I have been saying for so long…we do not know how to grieve nor do we know how to let others grieve….Know that you and your family are in my prayers daily as you make this tough journey.
Okay…hmm…what do I say? Yes, you’re right. We don’t allow ourselves to grieve, but because society almost frowns on it. Be strong…buck up…blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, we also don’t know how to help a person who is grieving or what to say. Many of us resort to those common statements “how did he die” or “what happened” maybe because we think it might be helpful for the person to talk about it not thinking how many others said the same thing or asked the same question. I am guilty of saying you have an angel watching over you. I’m not a theologian. I don’t really know what makes an angel. It has been comforting to me when someone has said that. When my younger sister died, it was such a hard time for my family. We often referred to her as our Angel Mary. It brought us comfort. I know, you’re probably gritting your teeth about now. But, it DID help. I know she’s not really an angel…or do I? I know she could very well b es a saint because of how good she was and how much she suffered in this life. Yet, somehow, it’s easier, better to refer to her as our angel. My niece was very close to her. She had a one year old daughter at the time of Mary’s death and gave birth to her second daughter a few months later. She wanted them to know about her. They refer to her as our Angel Mary. So, maybe you should rethink that…instead of coming down hard on someone who thinks that way. Put the theology aside. Smile and say yes I do, because maybe you do 😉 Peace be with you through these trying times.
I stand by everything I said.