2018 MAR 25 -James 2:19
‘You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder! ‘
Today is the first day of Holy Week 2018 and I went to a 9am service where I got to experience the ceremonial entry where I got my palms.
There are a few firsts this week for me. One of them was meeting an ex-coworker and not really wanting to chat much about where our lives are going. I was happy for him and his companion, but I’m happy in many different better ways these days.
The second is dealing with a service I choose not to support anymore. It was a hard decision because I really liked this service, but I was only getting more and more stressed while supporting them. So I choose to go to only one. My weeks will be longer, but I hope that time can be spent wisely.
The third is saying goodbye to somebody I really cared for and loved. But when I got the email revealing a truth I needed, I realized how foolish I had been for a long time. A guilt that I felt for so long lifted. I am not perfect and never will be.
All three of these were very thoughtful actions and I believe all three were the best thing to do. This Easter Season and particularly starting Holy Week, I want to come out of it with my best frame of mind so that the rest of the year, I can promote, Love. Because love is God and God is good.
I came up with the following formula:
Human = Imperfection = Mistakes = Forgiveness = Love.
Today during Mass, we sang the hymn, Were You There. It a powerful hymn and I got to thinking I want to start a new first. Mainly the inspiration comes from giving more of myself.
Leaves of Denial:
Today as I walked with my Palms
I carried my hopes and fears
In my hands were the leaves of denial
That I have to lay down with my tears.
Thanks be to God for the strength to try and become a different man and continue to make the demons shudder.
Cheers from the DFW Metroplex,