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8.26.2006

choose!

"choose you this day whom you will serve . . . ." (josh. 24.15)

i was asked to preach the homily @ low mass tomorrow, which i have now come to rue. the 12:30 mass homily is preached extemporaneously, is a few minutes long, and -- when preached by our regular priest -- is a theological gold mine. now, @ 10p on sat. night, i'm learning that if asked to preach a big sermon @ high mass, i'll spend a lot of time in prayer and study and turn out something i think is pretty sound; however, asked to preach a little, easy sermon @ low mass, i'll exclaim "oh, crap" around bedtime on saturday b/c i've blown off the sermon all week.

that being said, here's a good quote about "choosing" --
every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you, the part of you that chooses, into something a little different from what it was before. and taking your life as a whole, with all your innumerable choices, all your life long you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony w/ god, and w/ other creatures, and w/ itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred w/ god, and w/ its fellow-creatures, and w/ itself.
(from c. s. lewis, mere xtianity, 86)

maybe i'll just read that and sit down.

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