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.

Friday, March 04, 2011


As usual, I'm reading two books at the same time (sometimes it's more, but I'm keeping it simple right now!). (Okay, there's also formation documents, the newspaper, various magazines, school -related things, but I'm not counting them.)

For spiritual growth and nourishment, I'm reading Father Benedict Groeschel''s Praying Constantly. Some nice insights on how to recognize God's loving presence in my life and in the world, and using that as an aid to praying at all times.

I'm also reading George Weigel's The End and the Beginning - his sequel of sorts to his biography of Venerable Pope John Paul II.

The historian in me is enjoying getting a sense of what the future pope faced in Poland , especially the efforts of the government to keep an eye on him.

There are other book in the bedside stack awaiting reading, but I want to get through these two first.

And I do have to finish my formation reading - the last "lesson." And the latest issue of Gilbert. And the new St. Anthony Messenger. And a couple of haiku journals.

Lots of reading. At least it'll keep me out of mischief!


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