Here are some random Monday thoughts:
- During yesterday's Sunday school class (When Bad Things Happen to Good People), Fr. Doug said that he used to work with a guy (in a wine store-before seminary!) who said that he could certainly believe in the devil, but not in God. Because if there was really a God, God should DO SOMETHING! The guy said, "If God were to, say, fill up the Indian Ocean with chicken noodle soup, so that all those starving people could be fed...THEN I would believe in God." Fr. Doug responded: "We already have the soup. It's here. WE HAVE IT. We need to get it to those people." It was one of those moments where I felt whopped upside the head with the TRUTH of it. Millenium Development Goals, anyone?
- I'm leading the program at a Daughters of the King retreat this weekend. Our theme is, "If Only I Had More Time!" If we figure out a way to get more I'll let you know.
- Tonight's the first of our Lenten Speaker Series: "They'll Know We are Christians By Our Love." Different ministries are providing dinner before the speakers each week. The prepared dinners are wonderful, but you know what I miss? Potluck suppers!
- Have I already shared with you about our Virtual Stations of the Cross? Please visit them if you like.
- In addition to adding daily Morning Prayer - I have given up peanut butter for Lent. I can't seem to eat just a little bit of it (as in, a normal amount!), and too much of has got too much fat and so it makes me sick - and then fat! But you know what, I forgot the other night until the first bite of sandwich was in my mouth. WHOOPS! So now the peanut butter jar in the fridge (it's delicious natural peanut butter, so it has to stay in the fridge to keep the oil from separating) has a note on it that says, "LENT" in big purple letters, to remind me. Ken said, "Is there LINT in the peanut butter?" He thought it was very funny when I explained.
Happy Monday to all!