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Monday, September 17, 2007

Cut That Out, Guys!


I'm serious, I really mean it this time

I LOVED all the readings today - one of the times where all three of the readings are about the same topic - i.e. forgiveness. I got a particular charge out of the Old Testament reading.

There's something very raw and appealing about the God of Exodus:

God: What's going on down there? I save your backsides from slavery in Egypt and your home boys are making moulten calves, yucking it up, jazzing around without a THANK YOU to Me? These people are IMBECILES.

That's it, I've HAD it with those jerks, get out of here Moses, I am going to wipe those so-and-sos out just like I did those guys back in Sodom and Gomorrah. Stay out of my way and you won't get hurt.

Moses: No, wait, DON'T DO IT. You remember ... you PROMISED Abraham that his descendants would be "as numerous as the stars" - have a heart, willya?

God: You were taking notes? I must have had a weak moment, are you sure?

Moses: Got it right here on my digital voice recorder.

God: You have those now?

Moses: Well, yeah, but my brother Aaron doesn't. Don't tell him either, cuz he'll want one too.

[These last few verses got lost, but I saw them in a "vision."]

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On a more serious, and joyful note, be sure to catch mulier-fortis's post re: her return to the church. I often feel God gives us "signs" all the time -- it's amazing how many times I've had events happen on particular days when a certain feast was celebrated, or the readings particularly applied to a difficult situation and lent insight. It's more than serendipity, I'm sure.

3 comments:

tara said...

Good post! I'm stealing the sign for my blog.

Mac McLernon said...

Great post... dont you just love voice recorders...
;-D

(and yes, I agree that serendipity had little to do with it... too often have I received those "little" messages!!!)

gemoftheocean said...

Tara: Feel free! I got it from somewhere else too.

Mac: You betcha - I get these "signs" all the time. For instance, that "dog window" posting I had a while back I'd been in the Immaculata a few times before, but the first time I noticed it was when St. Therese of Lisieux's relics had come to San Diego and a Mass with her relics present was said. I arrived early wanting to get a good seat. I decided it would be more fun to sit in a transcept aisle, and for the first time I took a really good look at the windows, when I discovered the Holy Family window with the dog in it. St. Therese also had a dog. A spaniel, similar to mine. Everyone else she send "Roses" to. To me, she sends a dog. :-D Now, granted, it had been there before, but it was only when she was coming to the church that I noticed it. That "sign" might be stretching it a bit, but I've had too many "coincidences" far stronger than that in my lifetime.

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