Sunday, January 06, 2013

random thoughts for 2013

*Rocky and I went to the Caledon Wildlife Area in King George County and afterwards we drove over to Maryland to go to Mass at St Ignatius Loyola at Chapel Point, Maryland. The parishioners are so friendly. I love colonial era churches and the closed cozy pews. Afterwards we drove down Route 301 and ate dinner at the Wayerfarer restaurant in the Colony South hotel. It was a lovely day.

*I wish the more um...extreme Tolkein fans would take it down a notch and go for a walk in the fresh air.Yes, J.R.R. was a literary giant but he wasn't a doctor of the Church and his work is not holy writ. When you start ranting about how Tom Bombadil and Goldberry were left out of the LOTR movies it makes the rest of us want to run for the door.

*I just ordered the St. Edmund Campion missal from Watershed Press. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

*If I could give one piece of advice to the single folks at my parish it would be for the young ladies to ignore the dried up old harpy feminists and for the young men to stay away from the viciously hateful manosphere blogs. I'm not saying the whole man blog phenomenon is bad but run away from the immoral ones that teach their readers to use women and pay each one back for the one who hurt you back in high school. That's dangerous. Eve was made for Adam and Adam needs Eve. ANY movement that teaches you to despise the opposite sex is twisted and pathetic.

*I saw a mouse in the living room a few days ago and immediately bought a trap and placed it where the mouse had been. While I was cleaning the bathroom I heard a scream. No, not a squeak, a scream. A mouse was on the trap and he wasn't dead. He kept on screaming and it was astonishing how loud that tiny little thing could get.

Mice are disgusting vermin. They urinate constantly, leave piles of droppings, have an unpleasant odor, and carry fleas and disease and yet I felt terrible listening to that creature struggle for its life. I thought about the millions of babies that have been slaughtered in this country. If one of the lowest of the mammalian life forms can suffer and strain for its life how can people believe a human baby---the highest form of life doesn't feel pain or suffer horribly in abortion?

*How do you know you've hit middle age? When you realize that you are two years older than your pastor. Oh gee....

The Trinity by Vasnetsov


Afan4life said...

knew I hit middle age when I got excited the Magnificat came in large print..ugh!

newguy40 said...

What a profound thought in regards to the mouse. Life will always find a way to... live.

Many years back when I was driving a truck for a construction company during a summer college break, I came across a weed with a beautiful white flower growing in a crack in the street pavement. This was on the Cabrini Green projects whiched looked more like bombed out Berlin in WW2. No other life around it but this plant managed to live out it's entire life in a very desolate spot. Maybe I was the only one who saw the lovely flower. I'll never value life as something cheap or to be casually discarded or destroyed,

Anita Moore said...

Will you keep us posted on the Campion missal? I'm always on the lookout for good worship aids.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Always love your random thought, Dymphna. Keep 'em coming. Your trip sounded delightful.