"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Friday, November 19, 2010
The holidays are upon us... Again!
"A definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
Unlike me, I suspect most of you people who read this blog, and comment, and who also write your own blogs, think of yourselves as normal. LOL!
So anyway, what do you normal people do for the holidays? What do you talk about with family members who don't have a clue about what the Mass is or what constitutes religious practice, or who could care less what the Pope said at the latest Wednesday audience, or what Vatican II was all about? Do you really watch football and talk about Dancing With the Stars and Oprah and stuff? Do you discuss politics politely? Or do you start fights and make everyone as uncomfortable and even less interested in religion than they were before they got to the house and had to endure the holidays with you again this year?
Little known fact: I have never liked the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Neither do I like turkey or candied sweet potatoes.