LET IT aLL sTART hERE
For Catholics who care...
This is not a question to take lightly. This is not an easy question to answer. Take some time today to think about what you believe. Write me @ Let It All Start Here with your answer. I want to know. And if you struggle to answer the question, perhaps your silence speaks volumes as well.
In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis writes: The believer is essentially "one who remembers." I love the sentiment contained in these words. I love these words! So often I am gently nudged by Jesus who is saying: Rememer me. He, because I believe, helps my unbelief. Mark 9:24
On this 1st Sunday of Advent I can't help but remember Christmas past where being in church, being involved in the Mass and coming to the Eucharist has helped me realize what I believe.
Last month at a restaurant in Ulster County where I waittress
I said to the Chef: Congradulations...we had a great night!
He said: Don't jinx me.
I said: I'm Catholic...I don't believe in that sort of thing.
He said nothing.
I said: I know you're wife is Catholic...what are you?
He said nothing.
I offered: Stick with me for a bit...I'll help you figure it out.
He said: I don't know what I believe.
I said nothing.
(I don't work there anymore.)
I am the silent brush of an owl’s wing...
I am the peculiar reassurance found in the
mew of a watchful night bird…
I am the lemon light in a baby’s
laughter, the same beacon caught
inside a tear of sea glass...
I am the slender thread that lassoes
two hearts that love…
When a young boy grieves--
it is my hand that returns the lost toy…
I am the why and how in a
very, very old man’s reverie…
I am the flint that strikes against the edge
of a star and the imagination.
I am the one who knew you
long before you
ever called out my name.