New and Old again today

I was sitting here wondering what to write because I am not ready yet.  My plan for my weekly efforts and for my Sunday writing is not in place!!!!!  Taking the Holy Father’s advice, I plan on saying the  Rosary everyday and enter into Mary’s school during the Year of Faith.  October 11th is almost here and the rest of my plan needs to be simple and doable.  That is the hangup.  I never am simple and in overdoing, I get lost.

All of a sudden in writing I remembered that October 11th is my grandmother’s birthday.  She has been dead for over 30 years but I never really forget her birthday.   It’s funny, while she was alive we did up my grandfather’s birthday in style but I don’t remember that we did that for my grandmother.  I think we just had a low key dinner or cake.  But I don’t forget.  I loved my grandmother.  I never wanted to displease her.  She was very devout and would take us all over to go to church with her.  Wherever she was, she’d find a church.  I might have rolled my eyes as a teen being dragged along but I went.  I miss that.  No one does that anymore – go into new churches and say a prayer.  Of course, the doors are locked now.  Somehow I think the decline in faith goes hand in hand with locked doors.

Can you imagine how the world could be transformed by faith, if we were just as simple in our devotions as my grandmother?  So, I’m simplifying my plan.   I promise myself that I will put it “on paper” so to speak on Thursday!!!


About sisterbernice

I am a practicing Catholic in love with the Lord. Whatever his failings, I recognize the same in our Pope Emeritus, Benedict XVI. He serves as one of my great teachers. A truly misunderstood figure, I hope all who have reviled him might actually read him and find their way to God.
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