Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pardon my impertinence ...

On February 11, 2013 ...
Signs?  Fr. Z seems to think so.

That didn't take long, did it.

Just when I try to be really good and shut up, I get online and read stuff I shouldn't.  And then I want to strike ...

I loved this one though: Pardon my impertinence ... but this reign of terror against the faithful must end.  And I laugh.  Not at the bloggist, but at the way he said it.  Such a BettyMae expression - BettyMae was my mother and that is exactly how she phrased things before letting loose - in other words, losing it.

Nevertheless, I really do understand the frustration.  Tourists in Lourdes always complain about the signage.  And I laugh.

So anyway.

Pardon my impertinence, but there is no reign of terror.  Is there someone or something keeping you from Mass and the sacraments?  Is someone or something keeping you from prayer and adoration?   Is Trump threatening to deport you?  Snap out of it - you should know better.

Tourists in Lourdes always complain about the signage, the commercialism, and how the town is so big and filled with hotels and religious shops and kitsch.  Yet if you arrive as a pilgrim, and walk in peace through the midst of all the worldliness; when you arrive at the basilica and make your way to the grotto, you encounter Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, in the sick, and finally Our Lady.  Then you are transported out of your self.

Signs? Lourdes was flooded in 2013 too.
I bet that means something, huh?

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