Thursday, May 26, 2005

Truth and Love

Today has been a good day (at least so far!). I have managed to handle all the phone calls and emails that tend to crop up over night and clear my desk of those 'hot-button' issues. This means I might actually tackle my to-do list this afternoon! For those of you that work behind a desk of any kind, you know what an achievement that really is!


Last night I had an anxiety attack, but I took some medication and talked to my brother, and while I feel far better than I did, I still worry about him. More precisely, I hope our relationship will endure this rift between my parents and I, if for no other reason than my counseling will take so long to complete. I appreciate any prayers you might offer for wisdom and love within my family.


During Morning Prayer today, this line struck me - so here is some scripture and reflection:

Psalm 57: May God send his truth and his love.


What a perfect appeal for us to offer the Lord! Jesus Christ is our Father's truth and love made real in flesh and blood every day in the Holy Eucharist. Each day we have the opportunity to accept God's unconditional love for us and share in the full body of the Church, as the Lord intends it to be, through the Precious Body and Blood.

Our Lord Jesus accepted humanity to bring us God's truth and love. May we have the strength and will to say 'yes!' to his message and calling, and live faithfully together as Church. Lord Jesus, give us the strength to accept our own humanity so we can accept your unconditional love and share in the entirety of your Church, for you created us in your image and you call to us constantly. Amen!


And just for's a list - the x's are next to thing's I've done. Credit to Hey, I'm Country for providing the list.

(  ) smoked a cigarette
(  ) smoked a cigar

(  ) made out with a member of the same sex
(X) been in love
(X) been dumped
(X) stolen
(  ) been fired
(X) been in a fight
(X) snuck out of my parent's house
(X) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
(  ) been arrested
(  ) made out with a stranger
(  ) gone on a blind date
(X) lied to a friend
(X) had a crush on a teacher
(X) skipped school
(  ) slept with a coworker
(  ) seen someone die
(  ) had a crush on one of your blogging friends
(X) been to Canada

(X) been to Mexico
(X) been on a plane
(  ) thrown up in a bar
(X) purposely set a part of myself on fire
(  ) eaten Sushi
(  ) been snowboarding
(  ) met someone in person from the blogosphere
(X) been in an abusive relationship
(X)  taken painkillers
(X) love someone or miss someone right now
(X) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(X) made a snow angel
(X) had a tea party
(X) flown a kite
(X) built a sand castle
(X) gone puddle jumping
(X) played dress up
(X) jumped into a pile of leaves
(X) gone sledding
(X) cheated while playing a game
(X) been lonely
(X) fallen asleep at work/school
(  ) used a fake id
(X) watched the sun set
(X) felt an earthquake
(X) touched a snake
(X) slept beneath the stars
(X) been tickled
(X) been robbed
(X) been misunderstood
(X) pet a reindeer/goat
(X) won a contest
(X) run a red light
(  ) been suspended from school
(X) been in a car accident

(X) had braces
(X) felt like an outcast
(X) eaten a wholepint of ice cream in one night
(X) had deja vu
(X) danced in the moonlight
(X) hated the way you look
(X) witnessed a crime
(  ) pole danced
(X) questioned your heart
(X) been obsessed with post-it notes
(X) squished barefoot through clay
(X) been lost
(X) been to the opposite side of the country
(X) swam in the ocean
(X) felt like dying
(X) cried yourself to sleep
(X) played cops and robbers
(  ) recently colored with crayons/colored pencils/markers
(X) sung karaoke
(X) paid for something with only coins
(X) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(X) made prank phone calls
(X) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(X) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) danced in the rain
(X) written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) been kissed under a mistletoe
(X) watched the sun set with someone you care about
(X) blown bubbles
(X) made a bonfire
(  ) crashed a party
(X) gone roller-skating

(x) had a wish come true
(  ) humped a monkey
(  ) worn pearls
(  ) jumped off a bridge
(X) screamed penis in class
(  ) ate dog/cat food
(  ) told a complete stranger you loved them

(X) kissed a mirror
(X) sang in the shower
(  ) have a little black dress
(X) had a dream that you married someone
(X) glued your hand to something
(  ) got your tongue stuck to a flag pole
(  ) kissed a fish
(X) worn the opposite sexes clothes
(  ) been a cheerleader
(X) sat on a roof top
(X) screamed at the top of your lungs
(  ) done a one-handed cartwheel
(  ) talked on the phone for more than 6 hours
(X) stayed up all night
(X) didn't take a shower for a week
(X) pick and ate an apple right off the tree
(X) climbed a tree
(  ) had a tree house
(  ) are too scared to watch scary movies alone
(X) believe in ghosts
(  ) have more then 30 pairs of shoes
(  ) worn a really ugly outfit to school just to see what others say
(  ) gone streaking
(  ) played ding-dong-ditch
(X) played chicken
(X) been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on
(X) been told you're hot by a complete stranger
(X) broken a bone
(X) been easily amused
(  ) caught a fish then ate it
(X) made porn
(  ) caught a butterfly
(X) laughed so hard you cried
(X) cried so hard you laughed
(X) mooned/flashed someone
(X) had someone moon/flash you
(X) cheated on a test
(  ) have a Britney Spears CD
(X) forgotten someone's name
(X) slept naked
(  ) French braided someone's hair
(X) gone skinny dippin in a pool (pond)
(X) been kicked out of your house
(  ) ridden a horse bareback
(  ) eaten a lobster you caught yourself
(  ) killed another human being

Copy and paste to your own journal and adjust the x's accordingly