Today has been quite a day with the news of my favorite German Shepherd's resignation. I was pretty shocked and marveled at this Pope's humility. I cannot imagine the burdens of his job. And yet, I wonder why is this happening now? Mr. P reminded me of this prophesy and I started to get nervous only to quickly remember that God always has a plan. I hope that our Church will still benefit from his writings and talks. Today I shared this quote on FB:
"Jesus Christ does not teach us a spirituality 'of closed eyes,' but one of 'alertness,' one which entails an absolute duty to take notice of the needs of others and of situations involving those whom the Gospel tells us are our neighbors....The gaze of Jesus, what 'his eyes' teach us, leads to human closeness, solidarity, giving time, sharing our gifts and even our material goods."
- Pope Benedict XVI Promoting Volunteerism, Vienna, Austria, September 10, 2007
I just wanted to let you all know that I am taking a internet break this Lent and that means this here little blog will be void of posts about dead mice, crazy kiddos and googly eyed English ladies.
I have a love-hate relationship with Lent. It's so tough, yet so very good. I feel God is calling me to spend less time at my computer and on my phone and part of that is giving up the blog and the frenetic energy of the internet. It's time to focus more completely on Him, on my family, on the work I have to do. I'll be checking in on my favorite bloggers on Sundays, so I hope I won't miss any really big blogosphere news!
I hope all of you have a wonderful, peaceful 40 days. I'm not sure I will even continue the blog after Easter, but I've really loved the encouragement I've received on this blog and it's been fun to write!
Here is an old picture of my sweet little monkeys on St. Patrick's day a few years back.
Peace out, peeps!