I am doing something positive. We have a phrase used in this house when all is descending into chaos and disarray, “Just do SOMETHING,” always said with a wry smile and huge portion of sarcasm. [I am the queen of sarcasm.] So I’m doing just that. I have been to Mass twice this week. No bolts of lightening or old testament manifestations just calm, peaceful and familiar and for now that is enough. It just came into my heart on Tuesday that I should go so I popped along to the 7pm service and again at 9.30am today. People actually spoke to me [which is very rare at my local church] and I felt at home, comfortable.
I have also picked up a book that I bought quite a while back but which I’ve never settled into reading. “Crossing ~ Reclaiming the Landscape of Our Lives” by Mark Barrett OSB, a monk of Worth Abbey, Sussex. Despite having had this book for months it never felt relevant until now and suddenly it’s absolutely relevant. I’m only two chapters in so not much to report except to say that it is a guide to creating a map of our own individual spiritual journeys through linking back to the rythm and meaning of the offcies. It then helps us transpose that into our everyday lives. I’ll share more when I’ve finished it.
Oh and yes, I’m still praying…..constantly. Poor God, his celestial ears must be frazzled. I imagine Him saying, “If that’s Sharon Smith AGAIN, tell her I’m in a meeting.” 🙂 .
So, positive steps within my faith by Faith…hence the title!!