In preparation to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation, people use one of many available examinations-of-conscience guides. I think a lot of them are based on the 10 Commandments – something we heard about in the first reading today. The guides are just that, a guide. How one uses them is another matter. I think too often the guides are used as a checklist rather than a gateway to a deeper reflection about the points and places in our lives that are in need to forgiveness, mercy and God’s grace. I wonder if today’s gospel might be a better model for examining our lives.
It has been about a year since “social distancing” became an all too familiar expression. No doubt we can all look back on the year past and collect our own anecdotes. This post is from a year ago. It is eerily accurate and still funny. Enjoy.
- Half of us are going to come out of this quarantine as amazing cooks. The other half will come out with a drinking problem.
- I used to spin that toilet paper like I was on Wheel of Fortune. Now I turn it like I’m cracking a safe.