"Our truest response to the irrationality of the world is to paint or sing or write, for only in such response do we find truth." - Madeleine L'Engle
I have encountered this word so many times this week. I have lost a relationship because of this word. People get sick and experience anxiety because of this word. People forget what matters most because of this word.
Ideas for writing surfaces during nightmorn after quite a few restless moments yesterday. Bombarded by busy-ness and work issues I had to put this on hold for a bit. But I'm glad it has surfaced in my conversation with Adi this morning. adrienne: just keep the process organic. ORGANIC. me: i'll take note of that in my journal me: how do you keep a process ORGANIC adrienne: like just feel your way through it. dont try to analyze write down anything that surfaces in your head if it surfaces, it means something and just keep praying for the play/story to stay with you and ask you to write it. I was telling her about how difficult it is for me hold on to a thought I want to write about especially when I get busy or feel anxious or experience a strain in a relationship. Yesterday I was jotting down my thoughts on my journal and realized how much I think about a lot of things. I wasn't sure if I was being coherent at all as I let the words just declutter themselves on paper. But …
I am not so sure about what to say at the start of the New Year. All I know is that I find myself ever so carefully treading into this new day. Not so hyped up about all the greetings and cheer. Not so dazzled by the fireworks and the thrill of frenzied laughter. Perhaps I can say that I'm going into this year quite reflectively. Not rushing into anything. Not hurrying into anything. Primarily because I'd like to begin it again by acknowledging that there is this so-called thing as unforced rhythms of grace. Something I have started to live by the start of 2010 but somehow found it buried under a heap of busy obligations and unforseen circumstances. I spent today by going to 7am mass with my family. We went to St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish like we always do for the past 33 years of my life. We never miss 7am mass despite the late New Year's Eve family gathering. I wasn't quite awake yet when we sat on the pews but I was awake enough to notice that o…
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.Think not about your frustrations,but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,but with what it is still possible for you to do”
- Pope John Paul II This afternoon I watch the beatification of Pope John Paul on EWTN. Listening to the inspiring recount of his life and the virtues he made manifest during his pontificate. It's timely because today I search myself for those much needed virtues to continue remaining steadfast in youth ministry life. Last night, an experience that shook me again as I witnessed emotional outbursts again from the siblings I look after, turned me into the shock absorber I've always found myself to be in. We were outside at the church of St. Jerome. It was supposed to be simple issue and yet the woundedness of young hearts screamed for their voices to be hurt crying out "I'm in pain! Pay attention to me!" The screams were loud and it w…