Sunday, November 20, 2011

I'll Wait

When I was in high school, I had an English teacher who never raised her voice or got angry.  Sometimes, the class would get a little noisy and when she wanted silence, she would simply say "I'll wait".  It was all it took to gain control over the class.

Yesterday, when I got to Mass, I had my usual hundred things on my mind.  Someone asked if they could speak to me after Mass, someone else was struggling to get a kneeler down and needed help and when I finally settled into my pew, it took me a minute to fully realize I was in the Presence of the Lord.

Patiently,  Jesus waits until we collect ourselves and attend to Him as we should.  And I wonder why He continues to send me distractions during Mass and Adoration and I have the nerve to complain about it?


  1. Maybe He's using you. Maybe the other people are having a hard time and then you walk in. Then He says, "Oh, here is my faithful servant, she'll help those people." See,it's a good thing. You're strong and He knows you'll do fine, even with a few distractions.

    I asked my priest today if I could take a 2011 Missal since he's changing them tomorrow. Of course, he said. Ours has the music in it too and I wanted to make sure I had a copy- it's part of my preparedness bag as strange as that may seem. I wanted to make sure I had the music.

    That's our last missal before the changes too.

  2. Whenever I think of distractions I think of that great TS Eliot quote: "Distracted from distraction by distraction." By that he meant that God was supposed to be the full focus of our lives and that everything is a distraction away from it.

    Well, next Sunday is the new mass translation. It's finally here! I expect to get a review from you. ;)


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