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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."]

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.


Anonymous said...

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

Mulier Fortis said...

Great post... dont you just love voice recorders...

(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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