View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Sunday, December 31, 2006


One of the painful aspects of even considering the diaconate is that it forces you to look at yourself. You have to examine all of your relationships, your spiritual life, decisions and mistakes you’ve made, your emotional and mental health.

That is not a comfortable thing to do.

What overwhelms me is my unworthiness. Oh, I know that is almost a cliche, but it is true.

And that sense of unworthiness could be part of the emotional/mental health issues I must address.

At morning Mass the other day, I even began to cry when thinking of my spiritual state.

So even if I never get a chance to officially apply, this process itself will help me.

If I let it.


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