I’ve been struggling with my faith lately and I needed to watch/listen to this tonight. I think we all stray from a path we once knew and look for things to fill a void. I know I have lately and things are going fine, but then again, no they aren’t. I read an article today in the local paper about simplifying. As I worked out tonight, not feeling so hot, and struggling through, it hit me that I need to simplify. I deleted a lot of people from Facebook tonight that I haven’t spoken to in a long time, or have lost touch. I’ll be cleaning out my closet(not only to pack up since I’m moving in March), but to give away clothes, and just junk that has cluttered up my life. I’ve made a somewhat decision for Lent to give up social media-cut back on the constant tweeting/Facebook checking/Tumblr, etc. I’ve cared too long about knowing EVERY LITTLE THING that is going on, and having the feelings that I must be in the loop. Less is more.
Today is a big day on the November calendar–Election Day and All Souls Day(aka The Commeroration of the Faithful Departed). Knowing Memphis’s political past, I’m sure some dead folk will “show up” to vote.
If you are a Memphian, check it this website for all your questions about where to vote, etc.
Hope this Tuesday is a memorable one: a time to remember our friends and family members who have gone before us and to look toward our country’s future.
“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much”-Mother Teresa
The Diocese of Memphis is playing host to a pretty cool event today and tomorrow-the relics of Mother Teresa are travelling the country in celebration of her 100th birthday.Somehow, Memphis was chosen as a stop. Four churches in Memphis are opening their doors for her “things” and to the Missionaries of Charity(the order of nuns Mother Teresa started in 1950). I was able to go to St. Therese Little Flower today for Mass and for the veneration of the relics. Her relics consisted of her sandals, her rosaries, two beautiful gold crosses, a lock of her hair, and a vial of her blood-really not that creepy.
At the front of the church, a row of sisters sat and were very nice. They accept no monetary donations, just petitions(prayer requests), and the belief of being charitable to the sick, poor, and needy. There were two big signs with the history of Mother Teresa, along with pictures and information of her hospitals and convents in India(think science fair project boards…).
I rushed to get there after work, and it was nice to just sit and be in the prescience of the sisters, and, in my opinion, of Mother Teresa. Today is the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene, and it was fitting that on this day, we honored two women of the church.